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UPDATE: Shooting Incident in Paterson Leaves One Dead and One Injured


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Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In-Charge Isa Abbassi have jointly announced a troubling incident that unfolded in the early hours of October 22, 2023.

At approximately 3:01 a.m., the Paterson Police Department received a distressing call reporting a shooting in the vicinity of Market Street and East 36th Street in Paterson.

Responding swiftly, officers arrived at the scene and discovered the first victim, a 32-year-old Paterson male who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

He was promptly transported to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, where his condition is currently stable.

Tragically, a second victim, yet to be identified, arrived at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center separately in a private vehicle.

This victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was subsequently pronounced deceased.

The investigation into this distressing incident remains active and ongoing, with authorities diligently working to gather more details.

Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

In light of these events, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office is appealing to the public for assistance.

Anyone with further information related to this incident is encouraged to reach out through their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or via email at

Alternatively, you may contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau directly at 973-321-1120.

The community stands in anticipation of further developments as investigators work tirelessly to uncover this tragic incident's circumstances.