Gunfire Sends Four Paterson Adults, Juveniles with Injuries to Hospital

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that at approximately 11:40 p.m. on August 8th members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Mercer Street for a report of shots fired.

Officials say a short time later, police were notified that a 17-year-old juvenile, 20-year-old male Paterson resident, a 14-year-old juvenile, and 20-year-old female Paterson resident had arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds.

Based on the initial investigation a crime scene was located in the area of Mercer and Franklin Street Paterson.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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