Paterson NJ police are looking for a suspect accused of shooting a man on a city street. The homicide brings an end to a month that saw zero gun-related murders or assault in Paterson, New Jersey.
For more than a month, there has not been a single shooting reported in Paterson. The lengthy ceasefire period has left many Paterson NJ law enforcement officials feeling pretty good about recent curfews that were imposed in order to reduce gun violence. Paterson NJ police have expressed disappointment about the ceasefire period in Paterson NJ coming to an end.
According to law enforcement, the victim was walking near the intersection of Walnut Street and Wayne Avenue in Paterson when someone in a vehicle fired gunshots at him.
The victim is a 26-year-old resident of Paterson, New Jersey. He suffered a gunshot wound in the shoulder and was subsequently taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ. Doctors at the hospital treated the victim for his gunshot-related injuries. Afterwards, doctors at the hospital listed the victim in stable condition.
Investigators with the Paterson Police Department’s Ceasefire Unit are currently investigating this latest shooting incident. Any members of the public who have information about the suspect or the shooting should call Paterson detectives at 973-321-1342.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Month-Long Ceasefire in Paterson Ends with Saturday Night Shooting.”