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Man in Wheelchair Shot Multiple Times in Paterson

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By: Richard L. Smith 

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office detectives are looking for suspects responsible for shooting and severely injuring a man in a wheelchair  Sunday evening. 

It happened around 5 p.m. in the area of Park Avenue and East 22nd Street. 

An EMS unit was flagged down to assist a motorist with a person inside the vehicle who had been shot on Park Avenue. 

The victim was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital and listed in life-threatening condition. 

Police said a ShotSpotter device activated at the shooting and detected about eight rounds of gunfire shortly before the victim made it to the hospital. 

According to a preliminary investigation, the victim was recuperating from a previous shooting when two males approached him while he was sitting in his wheelchair and began firing at him. 

The suspects remain at large.