Five people shot in Paterson in separate overnight shootings | Paterson Times

Five people shot in Paterson in separate overnight shootings


Five people – one woman and four men — were wounded in separate shootings early Monday morning, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

The victims — 20, 22, 31, 43, and 25, all Paterson residents – were struck by gunfire in a violent three-hour span in Paterson.

The first incident unfolded on Park and Madison avenues at around 2:39 a.m. Police were advised two people, a 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center seeking treatment for gunshot injuries. Police determined the victims were in the area of Park and Madison avenues when an unknown suspect began shooting at them.

The second incident occurred on East 23rd Street and 12th Avenue at around 5:44 a.m. Police were notified a 43-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman, and a 31-year-old man, arrived at the hospital seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot injuries. Police said the three victims were standing East 23rd Street and 12th Avenue when an unknown suspect began shooting at them.

Both shootings remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.

  • Resident41

    East 23rd and 12th av is where you want to stand if you want to get shot. I don’t know what’s up with that corner but most shootings happen there. And people will come and sit there the next day waiting for it.

  • Chino Vargas

    Paterson politicians are doing nothing to protect Patersonians ,If you cant do nothing quit and let us do it ,we patersonians got more brains than all of you combine

    • J. Brown.

      If Patersonians did. They would have never elected and re-elected
      Then in the first place.

    • DaMan

      sure you do, you are electing them

      • Chino Vargas

        I will never,never vote for do nothing democrats my brother,neeveeeerrr

    • Resident41

      The problem is that if they stopped crime on it’s track then they would get no money from the state. More crime and they get all sorts of government Help and grants.

  • J. Brown.

    This is what you call a slow night.
    I think the record is 7 in one night.

  • John

    WTF. Patersonians wake the F…. up and demand accountability by the elected officials. Instead Patersonians would reelect every single one back into office.

    • DANNY cee

      the problem is bro no one votes so the same good for nothing a holes keep getting voted in. smh sad. all they care about is how to steal money from Paterson nothing else.