Police & Fire

Youth Shot Early Friday Morning

PATERSON, NJ - A 15-year-old city boy was in surgery after being shot multiple times in the back early Friday morning.

According to Lt. Patrick Murray, the incident happened at around 12:27 a.m. near the intersection of Jefferson and North 3rd streets, where the victim was found on the sidewalk after police responded to an alert from the ShotSpotter.

Detectives spent Friday morning canvassing the area for information and possible surveillance footage. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Edgar Taylor or Detective Rolando Polio of the Ceasefire Unit at (973) 321-1342 or the confidential TIPS line at (973) 523-TIPS.

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