Authorities: New Jersey state worker killed in 'random' shooting in Trenton

Gov. Phil Murphy says a New Jersey state worker was shot and killed Friday on the steps of her Trenton home in a “random act” of gun violence.

News 12 Staff

Aug 24, 2020, 8:16 PM

Updated 1,335 days ago

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Authorities: New Jersey state worker killed in 'random' shooting in Trenton
Gov. Phil Murphy says a New Jersey state worker was shot and killed Friday on the steps of her Trenton home in a “random act” of gun violence.
Murphy said Monday Vernetta McCray worked for the Department of Children and Families for a decade.
“We are devastated by the loss of Vernetta McCray,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. “She dedicated her career to helping our most-vulnerable children. Prayers to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.”
The governor called the shooting a random act over the weekend in a statement, though it’s not clear what led to the shooting.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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