PATERSON, NJ- An investigation is underway into the circumstances around the shooting of a 57-year-old Paterson woman in an apartment at 72 12th Avenue on Wednesday.

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 following a report of shots fired at approximately 8:59 p.m. 

The victim was located upon arrival and  immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment of the non-fatal wounds.

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A handgun and shell casing were recovered in the apartment where the victim was located the statement reads.

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.