Police in Paterson NJ are investigating a recent shooting that killed one man and left another man with critical injuries.
The shooting incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. last Friday in the area of Godwin Avenue and Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson, New Jersey. The Paterson Police Department received a 911 call reporting gunshots being fired in the area. Paterson NJ cops were subsequently dispatched to the scene of the shooting, where they found a car accident scene. According to law enforcement, a red Cadillac convertible had slammed into a vehicle parked on the side of the road. The driver of the Cadillac apparently crashed the car after being shot.
The vehicle driver was rushed to St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, with doctors at the hospital trying valiantly to save his life. Tragically, the victim later died as a result of his gunshot wounds.
While the shooting victim was being treated at the hospital, another man who was injured in the shooting showed up at the Paterson medical facility. He had sustained several gunshot wounds. Hospital officials later announced that the victim was treated for his wounds and later listed in critical but stable condition.
Detectives with the Paterson Police Department are actively investigating the multiple shooting and trying to determine exactly what happened. At this time, investigators have not yet identified a suspect in the fatal shooting.
If and when police are able to determine the identity of the shooter, that person would probably face criminal charges for murder and various weapons offenses. Since first degree murder is the most serious crime listed in the NJ Criminal Code, a conviction on murder charges could potentially result in severe penalties that include life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Paterson Shooting, Cops Say.”