Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting of a man who was sitting in his vehicle in Paterson, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, the 31-year-old victim was shot by a passerby sometime around 6:15 p.m. The victim was sitting in his car near 12th Avenue and East 22nd Street in Paterson, NJ.
The Paterson Police Department received a report of a man who had sustained a gunshot wound somewhere in the area of Broadway and Madison Avenue. When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot to his upper arm.
The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he received medical treatment for his injuries. The victim was later listed in stable condition.
Paterson police detectives spoke with the victim, who told them that he was shot by a pedestrian who approached his vehicle. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and brandishing a handgun when he committed the crime.
After being shot, the victim drove to a nearby gas station and got help.
At this time, investigators have yet to identify a suspect in the shooting. If police can eventually determine who committed the shooting, it is likely that serious criminal charges for aggravated assault and weapons offenses would follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who commits an assault with a deadly weapon can be charge with a second degree felony and faces 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
Anyone who has information about the shooting or the suspect should call Paterson NJ detectives at 973-321-1342.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “31-Year-Old Man Shot in Arm in Paterson, Cops Say.”