PATERSON, NJ - Six people were injured in three separate shootings in the early hours of Saturday, law enforcement officials have reported.

The first incident is said to have taken place at approximately 3:50 a.m. in the area of Summer Street and Godwin Avenue. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the scene on a report of shots fired and located three people injured, a 26-year-old female and two males, 43 and 29 years old. All three victims were from Paterson.

While investigating that shooting, police heard gunfire in the area again at approximately 4:44 a.m. and, upon investigation, located a 23-year-old male Paterson resident with a non-fatal gunshot wound. 

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All four victims were transported to St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by Paterson Fire Department EMS for treatment.

Just after 5:00 a.m. members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 34-year-old Paterson man, and a 25-year-old Garfield man had also arrived as St. Joseph’s on their own for treatment of non-fatal gunshot wounds.

Based on the initial investigation it is believed the shooting occurred in the area of 12th Avenue and East 23rd Street.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about any of these incidents 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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