A teenager was wounded by gunfire during the evening hours of Saturday while walking on East 27th Street, according to the Paterson Police Department.
The victim, 15-year-old, was walking on East 27th Street with another male at around 8:25 p.m. on Saturday when a vehicle pulled up as they reached the intersection of Park Avenue and fired at the teen.
“At this time, it appears that the victim was walking south on East 27 Street with another male, just prior to the incident,” said Patrick Murray, head of the Ceasefire Unit. “A witness stated that a dark colored vehicle travelling south on East 27 Street pulled up, and at that time a shot was fired from the passenger side of the vehicle, striking the victim.”
Police responded to the scene and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso, according to police. The victim was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment where he is in critical but stable condition, said police.
Earlier on Saturday another teenager was wounded on Jefferson Street marking a violent weekend in the city.
After wounding the victim the vehicle sped towards 17th Avenue. “Detectives are currently conducting interviews in an attempt to ascertain further information, as well as canvassing the area for video footage,” said Murray.
The investigation is continuing, and investigators are asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Edgar Taylor or Detective Rolando Polio of the Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.