Teens charged with murder in North Brunswick shooting
NORTH BRUNSWICK — Two teens have been charged in the fatal shooting of a Plainfield teen on Wednesday night, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.
One of the teens is in custody while the other remains a fugitive
Mark Atkins, an 18-year-old from Plainfield died in the hospital after being shot multiple times Wednesday at the Renaissance Glen Apartments off Route 130. A 17-year-old was struck once by gunfire and survived.
Ciccone said two 17-year-olds from North Brunswick were charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.
The prosecutor did not reveal the circumstances of the shooting. The teens have not been identified because they are underage.
A message on the Plainfield school district website said Atkins was a former Plainfield High School student and the district sent "sincere condolences" and prayers to his parents. A spokeswoman for the district had no additional comment.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call North Brunswick police at 732-247-0922 ext. 311 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4060.