Passaic County officials reported that on May 11, at approximately 10:20 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the area of Madison Street and Essex Street in the City in response to a report of a shooting.
Upon their arrival, they discovered a 15-year-old female, from North Haledon, lying in front of 36 Essex Street.
Officials said the female had sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four additional victims, a 29-year-old, a 26-year-old male, a 32-year-old male, and a 21-year-old male all from Paterson also suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, and were treated at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for their injuries.
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 email@example.com or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.