As summer heats up, another shooting reported in Paterson

Paterson, NJ - USA - Dec. 6, 2020: Landscape view old red brick factory buildings that made up Paterson, NJ near the great falls.

PATERSON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy would have you believe that the rise in crime during the past year across the state has more to do with the summer heat and COVID-19 stress than an underlying problem of violent inner-city crime itself.

This week, the New Jersey heat wave broke, but people are still being shot in Paterson

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at approximately 2:39 a.m. on July 5, 2021, members of the Paterson Police Department were advised that a 20-year-old male Paterson resident arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound.

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While the police were en route, a 22-year-old male Paterson resident arrived at the hospital seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound. Based on the initial investigation, it was determined that the victims were in the area of Park Avenue and Madison Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey, when an unknown individual began shooting at them. The investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342