Paterson Shooting Incident Leaves Two Shot with One Person Dead

Passaic County authorities are looking into the motive behind a shooting that fatally injured one person and hospitalized another overnight in Paterson.

According to a preliminary investigation, police responded to reports of shots fired that rang out in the single-digit block of 12th Avenue shortly before 12:15 a.m.

Upon arrival, police found two people struck by bullets with one of the injured pronounced dead at the scene, according to Paterson Police.

Police say the second victim was rushed to St. Joseph's Medical Center for treatment and remained in serious condition.

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office has taken over the investigation and has not announced a motive for the shooting at this time.

The suspect fled the scene immediately after gunning down the victims, according to police.