Update: An investigation by the Paterson Police Department and Passaic County Prosecutor's Office has determined that a 24-year-old Paterson man who arrived at Saint Joseph's Medical Center at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday was not a victim of a gunshot wound.
Law enforcement officials say there is no evidence of a shooting occurring in the area of Market Street and Lakeview Avenue as previously reported.
The initial story is below.
According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Lawrence and Market Street at approximately 12:47 a.m. on a report of shots fired.
While a possible crime scene was located there were no victims present.
A short time later law enforcement officials were advised that two men, 26 and 23 years old, had arrived at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.
Just hours later at approximately 3:30 a.m., a second report said, a third Paterson man, 24, also arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment from a shooting incident that an initial investigation shows took place in the area of Market Street and Lakeview Avenue.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about either incident to contact them on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or email@example.com or to contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.