Passaic County officials said that at approximately 1:21 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of 120 Butler Street in response to a report of a shooting.
Upon their arrival, officers located Ms. Stephanie Caro, 35, from Paterson, lying in the alleyway next to 120 Butler Street with apparent gunshot wounds.
Police say a second victim, a 35 year-old-male from Paterson, was located in front of 118 Butler Street also having suffered gunshot wounds.
Medical personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene and began treating the victims.
According to police, Ms. Caro succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced deceased on scene, while the male victim was transported to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in stable condition.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
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 email@example.com or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.