Man and Woman Shot in 4th Ward

January 5, 2013 at 7:49 PM


PATERSON, NJ - A man and woman driving on Governor Street Saturday afternoon were wounded when someone on the street fired at them, according to police.
Both victims were wounded in the head, police said. But authorities have not disclosed the seriousness of their wounds. Both victims apparently were able to speak with police after they were wounded.
The shooting happened sometime before 3:40 pm, according to police.  At that time, Paterson police were called to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center regarding two gunshot victims, according to the Cease-Fire unit. The man was able to drive to the hospital after being wounded, police said.

Police have not yet released the ages or residences of the victims.
Authorities are asking anyone with any information about the shooting to contact Det. Edgar Taylor or Det. Dave Tanis of the Cease-Fire Unit at 973-321-1342. People can also provide information anonymously by using the TIPS hotline at 973-523-TIPS, or 973-523-8477.


Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, will update this report.

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