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Plainfield homicide under investigation

A fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield Sunday evening is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday.

The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Benjamin Nord.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a report of a shooting on the 400 block of Liberty Street found Nord there suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the preliminary investigation. Nord was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 8:30 p.m.

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Plainfield Police Division, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.

Anyone with information about the shooting is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739 or Detective Andrew Medeiros at 908-337-0832.

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) or online at www.uctip.org.