UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Killed by Paterson Gunfire

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that on Thursday at approximately 7:02 p.m., police officers responded to 485 East 19th Street in the City of Paterson in response to a report of shooting.

Upon their arrival, the officers discovered one 16-year-old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound lying on the ground in a common area of the apartment building.

Police say the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This investigation is active and ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.