Gunfire Injures Two People in Paterson

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that today at approximately, 3:25 a.m., members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of 12th Avenue and East 23rd Street on a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene, but were unable to locate any victim(s). A short time later members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that two men - a 29-year-old and a 23-year-old - both of Paterson, arrived at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information to contact police at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.