14-year-old killed in NJ, among 2 fatally shot on porch: police

New Jersey

NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — A 14-year-old boy was among two people killed in a North Plainfield shooting Friday night, Somerset County officials said Saturday.

Police responded to a 911 call at the Malcolm Gardens Apartment Complex on Little Place in North Plainfield at about 8:05 p.m., officials said.

When police arrived, three people had been shot. The 14-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene; a 31 year-old man was taken to a local hospital via medevac where he was pronounced dead; a third victim, 28, was taken via medevac to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition Saturday.

Officials said the three people were sitting outside on a porch when there was a confrontation that led to the shooting.

Law enforcement officials released a statement, describing the situation with the few details that were available:

“The assailant(s) confronted the victims as they were sitting outside and fired multiple rounds within close proximity of the victims, striking all three male victims. Detectives are attempting to establish a motive and a description of the assailant(s).”

The names of the victims have not yet been released and an investigation is ongoing.

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