Police in Paterson New Jersey are investigating a non-fatal shooting that resulted in two people sustaining serious injuries.
The shooting incident happened around 9:20 p.m. in the area of Governor Street and Carroll Street in Paterson, NJ. The Paterson Police Department got a call about gunshots being fired and immediately sent cops to the scene.
When Paterson NJ police officers arrived at the site of the shooting, they found a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso. He was rushed to St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ, where police located the second shooting victim. The second victim is an 18-year-old man who was reportedly driven via private car to the hospital.
Paterson police detectives are actively investigating the violent crime and attempting to identify a suspect.
If and when authorities locate and apprehend the person responsible for the shooting, that individual would likely face criminal charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and weapons offenses such as unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
According to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale, the law enforcement agency has a strategic plan to reduce the recent surge in violence throughout the city. Speziale said, in what surely must be a warning to potential violent offenders, that the police force will tirelessly focus on those responsible and deliver swift and decisive justice.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Shooting in Paterson Injured 2, Police Say.”