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Second Sunday Shooting Reported. Easter Weekend Violence Leaves 6 Men Injured

PATERSON, NJ – A 21-year-old Paterson man is in critical but stable condition at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center after being shot multiple times Sunday. The incident, that law enforcement officials said took place at approximately 9:37 p.m in the array of 18th Avenue, came just hours after a 22-year-old man was shot in the area of Park Avenue.

A total of four shootings, leaving six men injured, took place over the East weekend, including one where three men were struck at an incident in the area of Grand Street Saturday and one Friday that led to the arrest of Wayne A. Smith, 37, Paterson.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about any of these incidents to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or to contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.

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