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Two Separate Shootings Under Investigation in Plainfield

By rlsmetro on

Plainfield authorities are investigating the motive for two confirmed shooting incidents at separate locations in the city overnight. 

According to the preliminary investigation, in the first incident, police responded to reports of shots fired that rang out at around 8:25 p.m. on the vicinity of 1315 Myrtle Avenue.

Officers arrived at the scene found an unidentified victim suffering bullet wounds at that location. Police say the victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment and is in stable condition. 

In the other shooting incident, police say at sometime before 10:15 p.m., gunfire erupted in the area of East Front Street and Sandford Avenue. 

Plainfield Police arrived at the scene and found a male suffering a bullet wound in his face at that location.

Officials said the victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment for serious injuries. 

At this time, police have not confirmed if the two incidents are connected and the motive for the attacks is under investigation by the Plainfield Police department.