PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police are investigating a Monday night shooting near Carroll and Fulton streets that left two people wounded.
At about 11 pm, police patrol units went to the area after receiving reports of shots being fired. When officers arrived at the scene, they didn't find any victims. But a short time later, there was a call alerting authorities that there were two wounded people in an apartment at 121 Fulton Street
A 19-year-old resident of 11th Avenue was wounded twice - in the left arm and right upper leg, while a 16-year-old resident of Rosa Parks Boulevard was wounded in the right upper leg, said Sgt. Patrick Murray of the Cease Fire unit. Both victims were being treated at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center for non-life-threatening wounds, police said.
Details of the shooting remain sketchy. Murray said detectives have not been able to interview the victims yet, nor have have found any witnesses. Authorities believe the teenagers were standing with a group of people outside 47-49 Carroll Street when the shooting happened.
Authorities do not know if the shooters were among the crowd or came from a different part of the street. Police have recovered one handgun near the scene along with ballistic evidence that indicated more than one weapon was fired, said Murray.treatment.
Paterson police are asking that anyone with any information pertaining to the shooting call the Paterson Police Cease-Fire Unit at 973-321-1342.