Double shooting in Plainfield under investigation

A shooting in Plainfield that left one person dead and another hospitalized yesterday is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Department Officerin-Charge David M. Guarino jointly announced Saturday.

The deceased victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jennifer Vorn of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Members of the Plainfield Police Department responding to a call Friday afternoon found Vorn and a second adult shooting victim near the intersection of Rock Avenue and West Front Street, both having sustained serious injury, according to the preliminary investigation. Vorn was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second victim, a male, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for emergency treatment.

The investigation into the shooting is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Plainfield Police Department, Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Ryan Kirsh at 908-347-1420 or Detective Sonia Rodriguez at 908-341-3380. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at