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Paterson ShotSpotter Activation Incident Results in Male Arrested for Possessing Weapon


Police took a male into custody and charged him with possession of a firearm in Paterson on Tuesday night. 

According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 11:40 p.m., a ShotSpotter activation alerted police of gunfire in the area of 17th Avenue and East 23nd Street. 

When Police arrive at the scene to investigate, they found a male victim in possession of a handgun at that location. 

Police say they are investigating if the suspect fired the weapon and the motive for the shooting.

Paterson Police officials reported no injuries in the shooting.