PATERSON — Police discovered a 37 year-old Elizabeth man in the basement of a 10th Avenue building on Saturday, authorities said.

The man, who was not identified, was discovered with a non-fatal gunshot wound. He was found around 3:50 p.m. while police were responding to a report of a burglary in the same area, Deputy Paterson Police Chief Heriberto Rodriguez and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said in a news release.

A 46 year-old Patterson woman alerted police to the victim’s location in a basement of a building located at 447 10th Ave. Authorities said the woman was a victim of a recent assault.

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Both the man and the woman were transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center for treatment, authorities said.

Law enforcement officials are asking anyone with information to call 877-370-7276 or 973-321-1342 with any information. Tips on email can be sent to tips@passaiccountynj.org.

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