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UPDATE: Paterson Shooting Leaves One Dead, Another Injured; Investigation Underway


By: Richard L. Smith 

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes revealed that an unfortunate incident unfolded on August 23, around 3:18 p.m., when the Paterson Police Department received a distressing call regarding gunshots in the vicinity of Putnam Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard.

According to Prosecutor Valdes, in a swift response, Paterson Police dispatched patrol units to the scene.

As officers made their way to the location, supplementary information emerged, indicating that a 19-year-old male, a resident of Paterson, had been brought to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.


Prosecutor Valdes said this young victim had arrived at the medical facility in a private vehicle. 

Shortly after that, the Paterson Police received another report, this time informing them that a second victim, aged 29 and also hailing from Paterson, had been conveyed to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center via private vehicle.

Prosecutor Valdes said this individual had sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. Sadly, despite medical efforts, the 19-year-old victim could not be saved and was pronounced deceased.

According to Prosecutor Valdes, the 29-year-old victim is in stable condition and receiving necessary care.

This investigation remains active and ongoing as authorities work tirelessly to piece together the events that transpired.

 Anyone with pertinent information is urged to come forward and can do so by contacting the tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or sending an email to

Alternatively, individuals can contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120 to share any relevant information that could aid in the ongoing investigation.