4 killed in string of Union County shootings

From Wednesday to Friday, five shootings took place and four of them were deadly.

From Wednesday to Friday, five shootings took place and four of them were deadly. (6/28/15)

EDISON - The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating a string of shootings in Elizabeth and Linden this week that community leaders are calling part of a street war.

From Wednesday to Friday, five shootings took place, and four of them were deadly.

On Wednesday night, 28-year-old Dennis Vega was shot and killed in the area of New Point Road and Seventh Street.

On Thursday just before 10 p.m., 28-year-old Jamil Payne was shot and killed in the area of South Park and Sixth Street.

About an hour later, police received a report of a shooting on Clark Place, where 32-year-old Kevin Nelson was killed.

Ten minutes after that, a shooting at Jackson Avenue and Julia Street sent a 24-year-old man to the hospital.

Another deadly shooting in Linden took place on Friday. The victim's identity has not been confirmed.

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