UPDATE: Police Searching for Suspect Connected to Paterson Shooting

Passaic County officials announce that at approximately 7:50 p.m. on August 27, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of East 23rd Street and 14th Avenue in Paterson on a report of a shooting.

According to police, upon arrival, responding officers located a 23-year-old male Paterson resident who sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound.

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

Police report that based on the initial investigation the victim was driving a motor vehicle in the area of East 23rd Street and 14th Avenue in Paterson when he was shot by an unknown suspect.

The victim sped away but crashed into multiple motor vehicles before coming to a stop in front of Paterson School 13.

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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.

For media inquiries concerning this incident, contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Galkin of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at sgalkin@passaiccountynj.org or at (973) 881-4849.