The shooting occurred around 10:15 p.m. in the area of Beech Street and Essex Street in Paterson, NJ. According to authorities, the victim was riding a bicycle on Beech Street when he moved toward the intersection. As the victim passed through the intersection, someone fired a handgun at him.
Gunshots were detected by the Paterson ShotSpotter system, with the Paterson Police Department subsequently receiving an alert. When Paterson police officers got to the scene, the victim was already gone. It turned out that the victim had taken himself to St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where doctors treated him for a gunshot wound to his hand. Hospital employees also contacted the Paterson Police Department to let authorities know about the victim.
The victim is a 26-year-old Paterson NJ man. After being treated for his wounds, he was released from the medical facility.
Paterson police are actively investigating the shooting incident. However, investigators have yet to identify a culprit. Assuming police can eventually determine the identity of the shooter, that individual would probably be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Anyone who has information about the shooting should contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Paterson Man Shot While Riding Bicycle, Police Say.”