UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Boy Struck by Gunfire in Paterson

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that at approximately 10:37 p.m., members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Broadway Paterson on a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival the police were unable to locate a victim or potential crime scene.

While canvasing the area the police located a 17-year-old male juvenile victim in the area of Straight and Paterson Street, who sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound.

The victim was immediately transported to St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.

A potential crime scene was located in the area of Hamilton Avenue Paterson.

The investigation remains 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 Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.