PATERSON, NJ - Two Paterson men sought treatment at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Friday after being wounded in the city’s fifth shooting in two days.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, Paterson police responded to the area 10th Avenue and East 26th Street just after 5:00 p.m. on a report of shots fired.

While police were unable to find any victims at the scene they learned that a 35-year-old male and 42-year-old male had both arrived with the non-fatal gunshot wounds.

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The shooting came the day after one man was killed and five others were injured in four separate shootings.

On Friday Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale told TAPint Paterson that the Paterson Police Department, in collaboration with federal, state, and county law enforcement officials were stepping up efforts to combat violence.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.