Man’s body found near picnic table after shooting reported at Planfield, NJ park

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Union County authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a public park in Plainfield.

The body of 20-year-old Wykil Sherrod Jr. of Plainfield was found near a picnic table in Green Brook Park Wednesday afternoon.

The Union County Homicide Task Force responded to the scene. A red tent was set up near a picnic table as investigators inspected the scene.

There were numerous crime scene markers in the grass.

An autopsy performed Thursday concluded the cause of death was a gunshot wound. The circumstances that led to the shooting are unknown.

Union County police and the Union County prosecutor’s office are investigating.

Police originally reported that Sherrod was 30.

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