PATERSON, NJ- A 40-year-old Paterson is in critical condition after being shot while in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle in the area of Park Avenue and East 22nd Street early on Friday.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area on a report of a person shot and located the victim. The man was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or to contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.