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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Man wounded in Plainfield shooting as rallies urge gun control


View of Saturday's gun control rally in DC (from Politico).
 
Yet another shooting in Plainfield was logged Saturday evening about 10:40 PM.
 

The victim, wounded in the buttocks and shoulder, was found near the intersection of Central Avenue and West 3rd Street, just steps away from the Plainfield Fire Division's headquarters building.



Saturday shooting was found just steps from the Fire Division HQ.
Though a medevac had been called for, I am told it was cancelled after EMTs on the scene decided it was not necessary. 

One resident reported that several residents had called the gunshots in, and that -- thankfully -- ShotSpotter had picked up the gunfire.

What is unknown is whether the shooting is drug- or gang-related.

The shooting comes on the heels of large gun control rallies in Washington (see story here, photo gallery here) -- which included a delegation from Newtown, Conn. -- and Jersey City (see here) on Saturday and with Plainfield yet to hear a word from Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs about gun issues.




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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

More police and gun control will not stop these animals. You can pry my gun out of my cold dead hand. The police cannot be everywhere at all times therefore my semi-automatic is my trusted companion. At least when in Plainfield.

Anonymous said...

With several residents reporting the shooting, still don't see need for expensive yet unreliable Shotspotter system.

Anonymous said...

I THINK ITS TIME TO FIRE THIS PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR
BRING BACK THE POLICE CHIEF
RESTORE LAW AND ORDER TO OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY