Paterson police: 2 teens wounded in Governor Street shooting | Paterson Times

Paterson police: 2 teens wounded in Governor Street shooting


A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were wounded in a Saturday night shooting on Governor Street as the spate of weekend shootings in Paterson continued, according to police.

Police said both city teens were on Governor and Carroll Streets at about 9:20 p.m. when multiple shots were fired and both were struck. The 15-year-old was struck in the torso and the 18-year-old suffered a graze wound to the arm.

The 15-year-old was located at the scene of the shooting by police; the 18-year-old had himself transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by private vehicle.

This incident brings the number of people touched by gun violence this weekend to five. 1 man was killed and 2 were wounded in separate shootings early Saturday morning.

Police have been dispersing crowds and clearing corners to prevent the next shooting. “While we have seen an uptick in violence, we will tirelessly focus on those responsible and the deliver swift and decisive justice,” said police director Jerry Speziale.

Police ask anyone with information to contact detectives Christopher Ravaleese or Joehan Suarez of the Paterson Police Ceasfire Unit at 973-321-1342 or anonymously send information via PatersonPD.com.

  • David Davis

    Here comes their summertime games of "tag"your it ,if speziael or what ever his name is don't get this under control, this is the quiet before the storm.

  • Tomlin Helen

    Please stop!! We all have children grandchildren I see so much violence over here young men running the streets all night fighting shooting each other my daughter took her children moved to north carolina because to much fighting in school my grandchildren are only 10 & 11 miss them so much give these teenagers something to do boxing in the street with boxing gloves more activities make a roller rink bowling mat but you have to supervise them summertime is coming why don't they knock down this old factory building down straight st make a recreation building bless all of us here in patersoñ nj