PATERSON, NJ - An 18-year-old city man was shot in the back by a shooter inside a sedan on the corner of 12th Avenue and Rosa Parks Blvd. Monday night.

According to Lt. Patrick Murray, the victim was a passenger in a vehicle that was being parked on 12th Avenue when a second vehicle pulled up and numerous shots were fired, striking the victim once, at around 7:30 p.m. The victim told police he thought the shots came from a white sedan.

The victim went into a nearby residence to seek help and was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center for a gunshot wound in his back. He was treated and released.

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Detectives are canvassing the area for possible witnesses and area surveillance footage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at (973) 321-1342.