PATERSON, NJ - Police are investigating the shooting of a customer leaving a liquor store Tuesday night.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot from behind after he left the store on Temple and North 7th streets. He was transported by a passerby to St. Joseph's Medical Center for wounds to his left hand and left leg, according to Lt. Patrick Murray of the Cease Fire Unit. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Anyone with information can contact the Cease Fire Unit at (973) 321-1342.