A city man who was walking on 12th Avenue early Thursday morning suffered a gunshot wound to arm after a shooter ran towards him and released a flurry of bullets, according to the Paterson Police Department.
The victim, 25-year-old, was walking on 12th Avenue and East 22nd Street at around 1 a.m. on Thursday when the armed suspect, clad in all dark clothing, approached and began firing.
Police responded to the location, but did not find a victim. Then, a phone call came from Godwin Avenue stating a wounded man is at a residence there.
“A short time later, officers were dispatched to a residence on Godwin Avenue on a report of a shooting victim,” said Patrick Murray, head of the Ceasefire Unit.
The victim told police a “male dressed in dark clothing ran up to him and fired at him several times.”
A single bullet landed on the victim leaving him with an upper arm wound, according to police.
The wounded man was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center for treatment. Police said, the victim was treated and released.
Murray said detectives are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rolando Polio or Detective Edgar Taylor of the Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342, or the Paterson Police confidential tips line at 973-523-TIPS (8477).