Paterson New Jersey police are on the lookout for suspects in two recent non-fatal shootings on city streets.
According to law enforcement officials, two different male suspects were responsible for shootings on Paterson streets. Moreover, the shootings occurred within 10 minutes of each other.
The first shooting happened a short time before 11:00 p.m. on Sparrow Street, near Highland Street, in Paterson, New Jersey. A 21-year-old Paterson male was walking on Sparrow Street when a masked suspect quickly moved toward him. The suspect brandished a firearm and threatened to shoot the victim unless he handed over money and other items. The suspect allegedly used the handgun to shoot the victim in the hip and then ran away.
The second shooting occurred just 10 minutes later. A 24-year-old East Orange man was walking in the area of Main Street and Weiss Street when he became involved in a fight with another person. At some point, the other individual used a handgun to shoot the victim.
The good news is that both shooting victims should survive their gunshot-related injuries. The victims were treated for their injuries at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey.
Paterson police is currently investigating the two shooting incidents and looking for clues. If either of the individuals responsible for the shootings is eventually identified and arrested, they would probably be charged with aggravated assault and various weapons offenses.
For additional information, view the NJ.com article, “Authorities Investigate 2 Shootings in Paterson.”