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Burlington Woman Killed in Trenton Shooting


By: Richard L. Smith 

The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide in the city, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

According to officials, at approximately 9:06 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2023, Trenton police responded to a ShotSpotter activation and Trenton Communications received calls for a female shot in the area of Prospect Street and W. Hanover Avenue.

Patrol officers arrived and located a black female with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased at 9:19 a.m.

Officials say the victim has been identified as Stephanie Vil, 34, of Burlington.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406. Information can also be emailed to