A Passaic man was shot in the groin after two suspects held him at gunpoint for his vehicle on East 29th Street on Friday night, according to the Paterson Police Department.
The victim, 21-year-old, was approached by two male suspects in the area of 10th Avenue and East 29th Street at around 11:45 p.m. on Friday. Police said the victim had parked his vehicle on East 29th Street when he was approached by at least two male suspects who exited out of a dark colored vehicle bearing weapon.
“At that time he was ordered from the vehicle at gunpoint, at which time one of the suspects entered the victim’s vehicle and drove off in it,” Patrick Murray, head of the Ceasefire Unit, said. “As the suspect drove off, the second suspect then shot the victim in the groin, and then re-entered the passenger side of the black sedan before it fled the area.”
Moments after the incident police received a call of a vehicle collision on Route 20 southbound near Edward Avenue. Police responded to find the victim’s vehicle overturned on the highway’s southbound lane with no one inside.
The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment. He is in stable condition at the hospital, Murray said.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Prosecutor’s Detective Michael Boone or Detective Christopher Ravallese of the Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.