PATERSON, NJ- A 20-year old Paterson man suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds when he was shot by a passing vehicle in the early hours of Sunday.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Cianci Street between Ellison Street and VanHouten Street at approximately 1:38 a.m. and located the victim.

The investigation revealed that the man, who was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment, was shot in the same are where he was located.

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