HAMILTON - Police are continuing their search for the gunman who killed a 17-year-old and wounded four others during a birthday party in the Deutzville section of Hamilton Friday night.
Witnesses say there were about 100 people at the party for a 15-year-old girl at a house on Duetz Avenue around 11:20 p.m. when it turned violent.
Police say 17-year-old Shakir Williams, of Trenton, was killed. Four other males were hurt during the shooting, one of whom remains in critical condition. Williams, a football player for Trenton Central High School, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
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The party had been advertised on Twitter as early as July 7. It was posted in tweets as a "BYOB" (bring your own beer), and “BYOW” (bring your own weed) kickback party.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office says that there was a 23-year-old collecting a cover charge at the door. Investigators say the parents of the 15-year-old were upstairs during the party.
Those parents are being questioned as to whether they were serving alcohol to minors.