Paterson NJ law enforcement is actively investigating a violent shooting incident during the early morning hours of Sunday.
The incident occurred a short time after 4:30 a.m. According to Paterson NJ authorities, police officers received a report of gunshots being fired near the intersection of East 28th Street and 15th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey. When cops showed up at the scene, they did not see any shooting victims.
A short time after Paterson police officers got to the site of the shooting and began to investigate, two male shooting victims showed up at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. The men had reportedly suffered serious gunshot wounds and were driven to the medical facility via private vehicle.
Doctors at the Paterson NJ hospital treated the victims for their shooting-related injuries. One victim, a 36-year-old Paterson resident, suffered a gunshot wound to his arm; he was later listed in stable condition at the hospital. The other victim, a 26-year-old Paterson resident, suffered a gunshot wound to his torso; he was later listed in critical condition.
Detectives with the Paterson Police Department are currently investigating the violent crime and trying to identify a suspect. Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale issued a statement and indicated that law enforcement is “confident” that they will capture the culprit.
If and when police arrest the suspect, that individual would likely face criminal charges for aggravated assault and weapons offenses such as unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “2 Injured in Early Sunday Morning Shooting in Paterson.”