PATERSON, NJ - A pair of shootings sent three victims, two men and a woman, to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds Friday night and Saturday morning, law enforcement officials have announced.
According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora, members of the Paterson Police Department were first dispatched to the area of 10th Avenue and East 28th Street at approximately 8:08 p.m. on a report of shots fired.
Upon arrival officers located a 23-year-old female who sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound and were advised that a second victim, a 29-year-old male, was en route to the hospital via private vehicle. As the female was being transported responding officers learned that the man had arrived for treatment.
Valdez and Baycora then announced that members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that at approximately 4:01 a.m. Saturday a 27-year-old male man also arrived at Saint Joseph’s Hospital seeking treatment of a non-fatal gunshot wound. Based on the initial investigation it is believed this incident took place in the area of Essex Street and Beech Street.
Both investigations remain active and ongoing.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about either of these incidents to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or to contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.
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