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Plainfield Homicide Under Investigation

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The fatal shooting of a teenager in Plainfield over the weekend is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said Monday.

The victim has been identified as Kyle Winkey, 17, of Piscataway. Plainfield Police Division patrol units were called to a convenience store on the 1300 block of West Third Street of Plainfield during the early morning hours of Sunday to find Winkey suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting remains under active joint investigation by the Prosecutor's Office's Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Division. An autopsy of the victim was scheduled to take place Monday.

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Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271 or Detective Brendan Sullivan at 908-966-0999.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting "UCTIP" plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org.

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