PATERSON, NJ – Authorities say they are investigating an overnight shooting in Paterson that left a 25-year-old man wounded.
According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, officers were dispatched shortly after 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning to the area of Park Avenue and East 18th Street after receiving a report of shots fired.
Responding officers discovered “a potential crime scene” and could not locate a victim in the area, but a short time later, authorities were advised that a man arrived at St. Joseph’s Medical Center seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound, Valdes and Baycora said in a news release.
The investigation remains ongoing and additional details will be released once it becomes available, according to authorities.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contain the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or email@example.com, or the Paterson Police Department’s Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.