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.

Sign Up for E-News

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.