PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor's Office has issued a statement regarding two individuals who were struck by gunfire on the 600 block of East 3rd Street on Monday, Dec. 26th around 9:40 pm in Plainfield.
Both of the individuals involved had been rushed to the hospital where they underwent surgery. One survived and remains hospitalized. However, the other, 18 year old Manuel Berrios died. Berrios is a former South Plainfield High School Student. He was pronounced dead this morning as a result of the injuries sustained in the shooting.
The shooting remains an active investigation involving members of the Union County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force, The Plainfield Police Division, the Union County Police Department and the Union County Sheriff's Office.
Anyone with information should contact Union County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force Detective Sergeant Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Richard Acosta 908-347-0404.