Police investigating Paterson shooting

PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at approximately 10:29 p.m. on June 20, 2021, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Park Avenue and Pennington Street in Paterson, New Jersey on a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival members of the Paterson Police Department located evidence of a crime scene in the area of 17th Avenue and Pennington Street, but were unable to locate a victim.

A short time later, members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 26-year-old male Paterson resident arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey via private vehicle seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds. Based upon the initial investigation, it was determined that the victim was shot in the area of 17th Avenue and Pennington Street.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342. For media inquiries concerning this incident, contact Senior Assistant Prosecutor In-Charge Jennifer Fetterman of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at jfetterman@passaiccountynj.org or at (973) 881-4811.

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