Prior to this shooting incident, there had not been a reported shooting in Paterson NJ in more than one month. Remarkably, this included both gun-related homicides and non-fatal shootings.
According to authorities, the victim was walking along Walnut Street, near Wayne Avenue, when someone drove by and fired a gun in his direction. The victim, a 26-year-old Paterson NJ resident, sustained a gunshot wound in his shoulder as a result of the shooting incident.
The victim was rushed to St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, where doctors treated him for his gunshot wounds. The victim was later listed in stable condition.
Law enforcement expressed disappointment that the ceasefire period in Paterson NJ had come to an end. Authorities believe that one of the biggest reasons for the lengthy period of reduced gun violence is that a curfew was recently imposed in several areas throughout the city.
The Paterson Police Department s Ceasefire Unit is actively investigating this latest shooting. Anyone who has information that could prove useful to investigators is asked to contact Paterson NJ detectives at 973-321-1342.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Month-Long Ceasefire in Paterson Ends with Saturday Night Shooting.”