PATERSON, N.J. – A 46-year-old is currently in stable condition following an upper body gunshot wound, according to a press release from Paterson Police Department Detective Lieutenant Patrick Murray.
The unnamed victim was standing in front of a Godwin Avenue residence on Friday night when he was approached by an unknown man. According to police, after a brief conversation, the man produced a handgun and fired a single shot, striking him once in the upper body.
The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by private vehicle.
Police were dispatched to the Godwin Avenue and Auburn Street location by a “ShotSpotter” activation.
The investigation is on going. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rolando Polio or Detective Edgar Taylor of the Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.