Police & Fire

Overnight Shooting Under Investigation

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PATERSON, NJ- Law enforcement officials are investigating a shooting that awakened residents in the area of Park Avenue and East 22nd Street in the early hours of Sunday.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Oswald members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area of Park Ave on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival the police located a possible crime scene, but were unable to locate a victim. 

A short time later, the police were notified that a 31-year-old male Paterson resident had arrived at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment of a non-fatal gunshot wound.

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The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or to contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.

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