PATERSON, NJ - A 17-year-old Paterson boy was shot Tuesday, a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced Wednesday.

According to the law enforcement officials members of the Paterson Police Department were initially dispatched to the area of Broadway on a report of shots fired at approximately 10:37 p.m. While responding officers were initially unable to locate a victim or potential crime scene a canvass of the area led to the discovery of the victim in the area of Straight and Paterson Street. A potential crime scene was located in the area of Hamilton Street.

Paterson Fire Department EMS immediately transported the victim to St Joseph’s Regional Medical for treatment of a non life threatening gunshot wound. 

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Informed of the incident while chairing the Paterson City Council meeting First Ward Councilman Michael Jackson lamented that “it’s not very hard to imagine who is at the hand of the crime and the receiving end of the crime.”

“There is a certain segment of our community that is completely being ignored,” he said.

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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or to contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.

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