Armed Suspects Pistol Whips Victim During Reported Home Invasion Robbery in Paterson

Police in Paterson are investigating a violent home invasion robbery that caused injuries to one victim at a location in the city.

According to preliminary reports, police were called to a home in the 100 block of Park Avenue to investigate a burglary that was reported by a resident at around 1 a.m.

First arriving police officers requested EMS, then taped off the area when they located an occupant inside the home suffering non-life threatening injuries after about four armed males forced their way into the home and began to attack the victim using the guns according to preliminary reports.

Officers canvassing the scene for evidence also located shell casings in the yard of the home.

Police are reporting this as a home invasion with shots fired and are looking for the suspects who all reportedly wore masks.

The incident remains under investigation.