Paterson NJ police are searching for suspects in two unrelated shootings on city streets.
According to authorities, two different suspects were responsible for shootings that occurred in a span of 10 minutes on streets in Paterson, New Jersey.
The first shooting incident occurred just before 11:00 p.m. near the intersection of Sparrow Street and Highland Street in Paterson, NJ. A 21-year-old man who lives in Paterson was walking along Sparrow Street when a suspect approached him and flashed a handgun. The suspect concealed his face with a mask and threatened to shoot the victim unless he handed over cash and other personal possessions. The suspect then reportedly shot the victim, wounding him in the hip. Afterwards, the victim ran off and fled the scene on foot.
The second shooting went down roughly 10 minutes later. A 24-year-old male from East Orange was walking near the intersection of Main Street and Weiss Street when he got into a physical altercation. At some point during the fight, someone used a handgun to fire several gunshots. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds as a result of the shooting.
Thankfully, both shooting victims are expected to survive their injuries. Both victims received medical treatment at St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ. The first victim was transported to the hospital by a friend, while the second shooting victim was rushed to the hospital by emergency medical responders.
Paterson law enforcement is actively investigating the two shootings and searching for suspects. If either of the shooting suspects is eventually arrested, they would likely face criminal charges for aggravated assault and weapons offenses.
Any members of the public with information about the recent Paterson shootings should contact detectives at 973-321-1111.
For further information, access the NJ.com article, “Authorities Investigate 2 Shootings in Paterson.”