According to reports, officers from the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of 10th Avenue and East 28th Street yesterday at approximately 5:30pm on the report of shots having been fired.
Upon their arrival, officers found a 34-year old male lying on the sidewalk at the intersection. He appeared to have been shot in his right leg. The second victim, a 23-year old male, was later discovered three blocks away – he appeared to have been shot in his right knee.
A member of the department’s Cease Fire Unit confirmed that both victims were taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center for treatment. The 34-year old was released last night. The 23-year old remains in stable condition.
Law enforcement is actively searching for the shooter. The initial investigation seemed to indicate that only one weapon was used in the shooting. However, multiple shots were fired. The motive is unclear.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact either Detective Edgar Taylor or Detective David Tanis of Paterson Police Department’s Cease Fire Unit at (973) 321-1342.
For more information, see the NorthJersey.com article entitled, “Two men wounded in shooting on Paterson street corner Wednesday evening.”