17-year-old shot in the leg on Park Avenue | Paterson Times

17-year-old shot in the leg on Park Avenue


A teenager and an adult were wounded during an early Sunday morning shooting on Park Avenue, according to the Paterson Police Department.

The first victim, 17-year-old, was standing outside of a building on Park Avenue near East 25th Street, at around 3:33 a.m. on Sunday, when more than one suspect released bullets, injuring the teen. The teenager was struck in leg.

The second victim, 21-year-old, was near the same location, when a bullet struck him in the “facial area,” according to police. Both individuals were attending a house party at the location of the incident.

“Upon the officers arrival they discovered evidence of a shooting, but could not find a shooting victim,” according to police. Both victim managed to transport themselves to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center via private vehicle for treatment.

The Sunday morning incident was part of a large number of shootings that plagued the city during the Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday, near Jefferson Street, a 15-year-old was shot multiple times, and left hospitalized. During the same day, a 56-year-old, who was working near Summer Street, was robbed and shot in the back. On Sunday, two hours earlier, two men were wounded on Straight Street: Oneil Peart, 37-year-old, an Essex County Sheriff’s Officer, and a 22-year-old city resident.

  • Lahjhii Laramoni

    Its been shootings since the 25th of november tgat lead to one person life that day and nobody doin nothin about now of them but the cop gets shot and its a reward smh how that works I'm just sayin