Man killed in Paterson shooting ambush

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at approximately 2:53 p.m. on January 4, 2022, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Godwin Avenue and Carroll Street in Paterson, New Jersey on a report of a shooting

Upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene, and a 30- year-old male Paterson resident who had sustained multiple non-fatal gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey for treatment. Based on the initial investigation, the victim was standing in the area of Godwin Avenue and Carroll Street in Paterson, New Jersey when several actors began shooting at him.

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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 tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342.