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Sunday, January 9, 2011

UPDATED: Two shot in Plainfield overnight Saturday, one now a homicide

Got word of two Plainfield shootings overnight Saturday.

First, at approximately 1:44 AM near 310 West Front Street. Single victim, two gunshot wounds, one to chest. CPR performed while awaiting EMTs. 'Doesn't look good'. Site is in vicinity of El Palacio bar and across street from Pueblo Viejo, both of which have had prior incidents. [UPDATE, 11:15 AM: Victim died, is first homicide of Union County in 2011. See breaking Ledger story here.]

Second shooting at approximately 2:40 AM in 400-block of West Seventh Street. Hispanic male, gunshot to leg.

Not known if two incidents are related.

More as news becomes available.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

That Sarah Palin ... she's at it again.

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the Star Ledger article that actually works...

I am disappointed that Director Hellwig hasn't been contacted for a comment. I always enjoy his pearls of wisdom!

Anonymous said...

dan any further information in relation to the homcide that occurred in the beloved city of Plainfield

Blackdog said...

Wow! First in Plainfield and first in Union County.I wonder how long before we break last years record?
Seems like the inmates are running the asylum! Some one is not doing their job! Could it be the Legislature, or the Courts?
I do know that if someone attacks me or mine I will be going to two public functions . . .their funeral and my trial!!!!!!!