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Update: Victims Identified in 4th Ward Shooting Saturday Morning

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PATERSON, NJ - Two people were killed and two others wounded in a chaotic shooting that happened at about 3:30 am Saturday on Summer Street near Broadway, police said.

About 50 people were hanging out in the area when the gunfire began, police said. "People were trying to run away and that's how some of them got hit,'' said Lt. Richard Reyes.

Reyes said the investigation is in its early stages and it is not yet clear what caused the shooting, which happened across the street from Paterson's main library. The incident ended a three-week lull in the series of shootings that had plagued the 4th Ward around New Year's Eve, when six shootings occurred in the string of four days in that part of the city.

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Police identified the men who were killed as Taheem Taylor, 22, of N. Main Street, and Dashon Adamson, 22, of N. 3rd Street. The names of the wounded, both Paterson residents, were not released. A 20-year-old man was shot in the right side and treated and released from St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, while a 19-year-old was wounded in the leg and is in stable condition at the hospital.

Reyes asked that anyone with information on the shooting contact the Paterson detective bureau at 973-321-1120. The case is being handled by detectives Robert Mercado, Ralph Fermin, Robert Pleasant and Sgt. David Rios.

 

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