A city man was wounded during a shooting incident on Park Avenue early Friday morning, according to the Paterson Police Department.
The victim, 24-year-old, city resident, was walking with another person at the intersection of Park Avenue and Carroll Street at around 12:45 a.m. on Friday when they were approached by the gunman.
“At this time, it appears that the victim was walking with another male in the area of Park Avenue and Carroll Street when they were approached by a male who began firing in their direction,” said Patrick Murray, head of the Ceasefire Unit.
The victim was wounded in the torso as he was attempting to flee the gunman, according to police.
Police received an alert of gunfire in the area and responded. The victim was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment. He is in stable condition, according to police.
“Detectives with the Ceasefire Unit are currently conducting interviews in an attempt to ascertain additional information, and the investigation is continuing at this time,” said Murray.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Carlos Charon or Prosecutor’s Detective Rick Ferreira at 973-321-1342.