PATERSON, NJ – A 38-year-old Paterson man is in critical condition after being shot while travelling as a passenger in a car Thursday night, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced.
According to the law enforcement officials, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of North 1st Street and East Main Street on a report of shots fired at approximately 7:23 p.m.
While officers were initially unable to locate a victim they found evidence of a crime scene leading them a short time later to the victim at the corner of Straight Street and Harrison Street who sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound. The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center by Paterson Fire EMS for treatment.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or email@example.com or to contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.