Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that at approximately, 1:09 a.m. on July 13, 2019, members of the Paterson Police Department while on patrol, responded to the area of Getty Avenue and Hemlock Street after hearing multiple shots fired. Upon arrival the police located a 27-year-old male East Orange resident located in a building on Getty Avenue. The victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was immediately transported to St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson and is in critical condition. 

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.