The non-fatal shooting happened during the early morning hours. According to Paterson NJ law enforcement, the victim was visiting a house on the 200 block of Governor Street in Paterson, NJ.
The Paterson Police Department got multiple calls about a shooting and immediately sent police officers to the scene. When officers got to the residence, they found the victim inside the home and suffering from a gunshot wound to his hip area.
The victim, a 42-year-old male who lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where doctors provided him with medical treatment for his injuries. The victim was later listed in critical condition.
Paterson police are currently investigating the shooting and looking for a suspect. Detectives reportedly spoke with witnesses and canvassed the neighborhood.
If police are eventually able to identify and capture suspect in the shooting, the offender would probably be subject to severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), a person who commits an aggravated assault while using a deadly weapon like a gun or a knife can be charged with a second degree criminal offense. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault charges could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
Anyone who has information about the shooting should call Paterson detectives at 973-321-1342.
For further information this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Teaneck Man Critical after Being Shot in Hip, Cops Say.”