UPDATE: Overnight Shooting Injures Juvenile, 22-Year-Old in Paterson
Passaic County officials announced that at approximately 12:41 a.m. Tuesday morning, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Godwin Avenue and Straight Street in Paterson on a report of shots fired.
Upon arrival, responding officers located a potential crime scene, but were unable to identify a victim.
A short time later, members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 17-year-old juvenile and a 22-year-old male Paterson resident arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds.
The 22-year-old male remains in critical condition.
There have been a total of 72 people shot in the city since January.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.