A city man was wounded in a shooting on Governor Street during the late evening hours of Monday, according to the Paterson Police Department.
The victim, 30-year-old, sustained gunshot wound to his hand at around 11 p.m. on Governor and Paterson streets, police said.
“He was approached from behind by a single suspect who announced a robbery and produced a handgun,” Patrick Murray, head of the Ceasefire Unit, said. “The suspect at that time began going through the victim’s pockets, and during the incident, the victim heard a gunshot fired.”
Murray said the victim began to run on Governor Street after the gunman took his belongings not realizing he had been shot.
Police said an acquaintance of the victim dropped him off to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center after he saw the man running. The victim is in stable condition, police said.
Detectives are requesting that anyone with information contact Detective Francisco Brito of the Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342. Information can also be forwarded anonymously by accessing the Paterson P.D. website at patersonpd.com.