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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BREAKING: Shooting Wednesday night becomes homicide #3

The absence of shootings in Plainfield for almost two weeks was broken early Wednesday evening when a man was shot in the chest at Plainfield Avenue and West 4th Street.

I learned of the incident shortly after 9:00 PM, and saw that the intersection was still blocked by police vehicles shortly before 10:00 PM.

As of 10:20 PM the victim reportedly had died, making this the third homicide of 2010.

I am told the victim was known to police as a member of the Libside gang.

The question now is whether there will be attempts at retaliation.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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