Paterson New Jersey police are looking into two recent shootings that left at least one person with critical injuries.
The first shooting went down around 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Spring Street and Weiss Street in Paterson, NJ. The Paterson Police Department sent officers to the scene after getting several reports of gunshots fired and someone suffering very serious gunshot wounds. However, when police officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, they could not locate the person who had been shot
A short time later, a 48-year-old man with gunshot-related injuries showed up at the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. The victim later talked to Paterson cops and said that he was shot while standing with several other people. Apparently, multiple individuals pulled up in an SUV, got out of the vehicle, and fired gunshots into the crowd of people.
The second shooting went down the same night, with an 18-year-old man suffering very serious injuries. According to officials, the victim was shot in the torso while walking on 12th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. The victim later arrived at the Paterson hospital so that he could be treated for his gunshot wounds.
Paterson NJ detectives are currently investigating both shooting incidents. Any members of the public with information about the shootings should get in touch with the Paterson Police Department Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.
For additional information about these cases, read the NJ.com article, “Teen Critical after Shootings in Paterson, Police Say.”