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5 people shot at large Paterson gathering, authorities say

By Jonathan Greene
Published: May 23, 2021

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Five people attending a large gathering on Hillman Street were wounded early Sunday morning, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

The victims – 33-year-old woman, 36-year-old man, 28-year-old woman, 26-year-old man, and 26-year-old man, all of Paterson – were struck by gunfire on Hillman and East Main streets at around 1:38 a.m.

Police said the 33-year-old and the 36-year-old were rushed to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment while the 28-year-old refused medical attention.

The two 26-year-old victims arrived at the hospital seeking treatment for gunshot wounds. One of the 26-year-old victim is in critical condition, authorities said.

Police believe the victims were attending a large gathering at the location when an unknown actor began shooting.

Minutes earlier, a woman was killed and a man was injured in shooting on Butler Street.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.


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