NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  An investigation into a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of July 17, 2019 in North Plainfield was announced by Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti on Friday.

Prosecutor Robertson provided the following account:

On July 17, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., police officers were in the area of Somerset Street when they heard gunshots.  Officers located an individual near a convenience store on Somerset Street with a gunshot wound and rendered medical aid.  

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The victim, a North Plainfield resident, was was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  Detectives from Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene, along with detectives from the North Plainfield Police Department to conduct an investigation.  


Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Chief Parenti request anyone with information relating to this shooting to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the North Plainfield Police Department at (908) 769-2937 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.  


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