A person was critically injured in a shooting at a CITGO gas station in Paterson NJ.
According to authorities, the critically wounded man is one of three brothers who own the gas station on Broadway Avenue and Madison Avenue.
Witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing the scene after gunshots were fired.
After the shooting, the wounded man was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in South Paterson NJ.
Police took three (3) suspects into custody after the shooting. A witness said that he saw two people running from the scene. However, according to another report, one of the suspects dropped his gun in the street after he stumbled and fell. Police said that they were able to recover the gun.
In NJ, aggravated assault is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). The statute stipulates that a person may be charged with third degree aggravated assault if he caused bodily injury while using a deadly weapon. In this case, if the alleged shooter is convicted of third degree aggravated assault, he could face up to five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Shooting at Paterson Gas Station Leaves One Man Critically Injured.”