Governor Phil Murphy

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Shooting of Department of Children and Families Employee Vernetta McCray


TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today released the following statement on longtime New Jersey Department of Children and Families employee Vernetta McCray, who was shot last night in front of her Trenton home in a random act of gun violence and is currently in critical condition:

“Vernetta McCray has worked for the Department of Children and Families for over a decade, gaining the respect of her colleagues and serving countless children and families in Mercer County. This tragedy is yet another reminder of the toll that senseless gun violence takes on our communities. Our prayers are with Vernetta, her family, and her loved ones at this difficult time.”