According to authorities, the 30-year-old victim was walking along East 24th Street in Paterson NJ when he sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
The Paterson Police Department dispatched police officers to the area after receiving an alert from ShotSpotter, the gunfire detection system used by Paterson law enforcement. When police officers got to the scene of the shooting, they found the victim lying on the ground and suffering from gunshot-related injuries.
The victim, who is from Paterson NJ, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors treated him for his gunshot wounds. The victim was later listed in critical condition, although medical officials said that they expect him to survive.
The Paterson Police Department is actively investigating the shooting. At this time, investigators have yet to identify a suspect.
If Paterson NJ police can eventually determine who committed the shooting, it is likely that the person would be charged with aggravated assault. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), anyone who uses a deadly weapon like a knife or a handgun to commit an assault can be charged with a third degree crime. A conviction on third degree aggravated assault charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
Paterson detectives are asking that anyone who has information about the shooting please get in touch with investigators at 973-321-1342.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Man Critically Injured in Paterson Shooting, Police Say.”