A city man was wounded during the early morning hours of Wednesday in a shooting on Jefferson Street, according to the Paterson Police Department.
The victim, 22-year-old, sustained gunshot wound to the upper leg or buttocks, Patrick Murray, head of the Ceasefire Unit, said. The victim was on Jefferson Street between North Main Street and Presidential Boulevard at around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area, but did not find a victim. Moments later, the victim arrived at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by private vehicle. Murray said the victim told police he was in the area when a group of males approached him with verbal demand for his personal property.
“A struggle ensued, at which time one of the suspects produced a handgun and several shots were fired,” Murray said. “The victim was struck at that time, and was taken to the hospital by private vehicle.”
Murray said the victim was treated and released from hospital.
Anyone with information about this or other shootings is being asked to contact Detective Edgar Taylor or Detective Francisco Brito of the Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342. Information can also be forwarded anonymously by texting the information to “274637” or by accessing the Paterson Police website at patersonpd.com.