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Teen shot dead in Plainfield

November 16, 2010 2:49:53 PM PST
A 17-year-old boy is dead, the victim of a shooting outside a store in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Investigators said a 17-year-old was shot shortly before 3:00 p.m. on West Front Street.

According to witnesses, he was walking out of a store when the bullets struck him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor from JFK Hospital.

Homicide detectives are still trying to figure out who did the shooting and why.

It's not known if the victim was the intended target.

The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Department are investigating.

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