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UPDATE: Two Teens Charged With Gunning Down Three Victims in NJ


By: Richard L. Smith 

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes stated two 16-year-old males from Paterson and Clifton, have been charged in relation to a violent shooting on September 3, 2023.AdAccording to a statement released by Prosecutor Valdes, the incident, which took place near Union Avenue and Jasper Street in Paterson, resulted in three men sustaining non-fatal gunshot injuries. 

The Paterson Police Department responded to the scene at approximately 2:40 a.m., finding a 28-year-old male from Elmwood Park with gunshot wounds.

They were soon alerted to a second and third victim, a 33-year-old male from Paterson and a 29-year-old male also from Paterson, who had transported themselves to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

Triple shooting

The charges against the juveniles include attempted murder in the first degree, unlawful possession of a weapon in the second degree, and possession of a firearm for an illegal purpose, also in the second degree.

These charges reflect what would be considered criminal offenses if committed by adults.

Following a detailed investigation, authorities linked the two teenagers to the shootings. Although charged, the juveniles are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.AdThe case has now been moved to the Passaic County Family Court, Juvenile Part, for further proceedings.