Paterson man wounded in both legs while crossing street, police | Paterson Times

Paterson man wounded in both legs while crossing street, police


A 42-year-old city man was wounded late Thursday afternoon when shots were fired on 10th Avenue between East 19th Street and Madison Avenue, according to police.

The victim was crossing the street at about 5 p.m. when he was struck by bullets in both legs, according to police.

Police officers, alerted to gunfire in the area, responded to the intersection. A crime scene was located on 10th Avenue, but no victim was immediately found at the location, said police director Jerry Speziale.

A gunshot victim was located a short distance from the crime scene on Madison Avenue and was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment to lower leg, according to police.

Detectives are canvassing the area for information, said the director.

“There’s been a significant reduction in nonfatal shootings this year attributed to the hard work by the men and women of Paterson’s finest,” said Speziale. He said police will place new violence reduction strategies in place to further reduce the number of shootings in the city.

Anyone with information about this shooting is being urged to contact detectives Edgar Taylor or Edgar Torres of the Ceasefire Unit at (973) 321-1342. Send information without revealing your identity via the police website: Patersonpd.com