Passaic County officials announce that at approximately 9:19 p.m. on September 26, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Mercer and Keen streets in Paterson on a report of shots fired.
According to county officials, upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene but were unable to locate a victim.
County officials said that a short time later, members of the Paterson Police Department were notified that a 16-year-old juvenile arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound.
Based upon the initial investigation, it was determined that the victim was struck by gunfire while walking in the area of Mercer and Keen streets when multiple unknown actors began shooting.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.