Cops not sure why 20-year-old in Plainfield park was shot dead
PLAINFIELD — Authorities on Thursday identified the man who had been found shot dead in a city park on Wednesday afternoon.
The body of Wykil Sherrod Jr. was near a picnic table at Green Brook Park, which is in Sherrod's neighborhood.
Sherrod was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy confirmed Thursday that he had died from a gunshot wound, but investigators are still trying to piece together what happened.
The Union County Prosecutor's Office asks anyone with information to call 973-274-5771 or 908-403-8271.
The city had five homicides last year.
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