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UPDATE: Trenton Man Identified as Victim in Ewing Fatal Shooting

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The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Ewing Police Department continue to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred Monday morning on Hillcrest Avenue in Ewing, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, at approximately 6:10 a.m. on Monday, June 6, Ewing police responded to Priori’s Deli, 301 Hillcrest Avenue. 

Prosecutor Onofri said that upon arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Both victims were transported to the hospital, where Oscar Palacios, 54, of Trenton, was pronounced deceased, Prosecutor Onofri stated.

The second victim, a 57-year-old Hamilton man, remains hospitalized. The two men are brothers and employees of the deli.

At this stage of the investigation, detectives are investigating all potential motives and attempting to piece together what led up to the shooting of the men, which occurred inside of the deli. 

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