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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Plainfield Man Found Shot Near North Plainfield Park

North Plainfield

Somerset County authorities are reporting an on-going shooting investigation which left a 20-year-old male Plainfield resident injured from a gunshot wound. 

Prosecutor McDonald stated that on Friday, July 8, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m., North Plainfield Police Officers responded to the area of Vermeule Park off of Clinton Avenue, North Plainfield in response to a 9-1-1 call for shots fired.

Upon arrival, North Plainfield Officers located a 20 year old male shooting victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.  

Officers along with responding Emergency Medical Personnel tended to the shooting victim who was treated at an undisclosed area hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   

Prosecutor McDonald stated that detectives from North Plainfield Police Department along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.   

Preliminary investigation has revealed that prior to the shooting the victim was present at a large gathering/party at a nearby residence on Arnold Avenue.  

Authorities are attempting to determine the motive for the shooting, and if a potential confrontation at the party potentially lead to numerous shots being fired.