Gunmen Fire Nearly Two Dozen Shots From Moving Vehicle on Street in Paterson

Paterson Police are on the search for suspects responsible for a shots-fired incident that had residents on several blocks taking cover inside homes in a section of the city Friday night.

According to preliminary reports, police responded to several frantic 911 calls from residents reporting shots fired in the area of 8th Avenue and East 17th Street.

Police say they initially received ShotSpoter activation that indicated 22 rounds of gunfire in that area.

Officers arrived at the scene taped off several blocks after locating shell casings on several blocks, according to police.

Police searched the area for victims but were not able to locate any injured victims according to reports.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation.