Sunday Night Shooting in Paterson Under Investigation

SUNDAY SHOOTING IN AREA OF ESSEX AND STRAIGHT STREETS IN PATERSON

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at approximately 9:35 p.m. on April 18, 2021, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Essex Street and Straight Street in Paterson, New Jersey on a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival members of the Paterson Police Department located evidence of a crime scene but were unable to locate a victim. A short time later members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 19-year-old male Paterson resident arrived Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.

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