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Friday, August 20, 2010

Victim hit 5 times in another gang-related shooting

Plainfield's gang warfare evidently continues.

I got word shortly before 10: AM this morning of another gang-related shooting last night.

The victim, said to be a member of the Liberty Street Gang, was hit 5 times.

That may explain the helicopter I heard at 11:41 PM last night as I preparing to go to bed.

My house is in the flight path from RWJ to Hub Stine Field, and I can hear them pass from southwest to southeast and then the descent at Hub Stine.

Public Safety Director Martin Hellwig and Capt. Steve Soltys were at the Planning Board last night (for a second time around) to answer questions preparatory to the Board's adding the Shot Spotter gun-detection proposal to the five-year capital improvements plan.

More later.

    -- Dan Damon [follow]

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