Body with gunshot wounds recovered from Pennington Park in Paterson | Paterson Times

Body with gunshot wounds recovered from Pennington Park in Paterson


A body with apparent gunshot wounds was recovered from the Pennington Park on Sunday morning, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police responded to report of a body at the park at around 9:37 a.m. Authorities said the male body was recovered at the park near the Passaic River.

Victim suffered apparent gunshot wounds and was lying on the riverbank.

New Jersey State Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the victim’s remains, authorities said.

Identification of the victim is pending results of an autopsy scheduled to take place later in the week. Manner and cause of death has yet to be determined, authorities said.

Authorities continue to investigate the homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

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    Several of us in the area hear gunshots on a fairly regular basis but no longer bother calling police since they don't do anything. By the time they respond, shooters are gone. Please call city because we feel the shot spotter in our area is broken yet again,rendering it useless. we also hear fireworks constantly, and almost always close to the same time as gunshots. Also the cars with altered mufflers that sound like gunshots, which is illegal, may have something to do with shot spotter being ignored? We are sick and tired of complaining and nothing done. Time to sue city for wasting tax payer $.

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      Two times I called 911 and they didn't pick up, I moved!!! Problem solved…..