PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at approximately 3:44 p.m. on January 3, 2022, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of East 23rd Street and Hamilton Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey on a report of a shooting.
Upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene, but no victim was located. A short time later, members of the Paterson Police Department were notified that a 23-year-old female Bloomfield, New Jersey resident and a 21-year-old female Paterson, New Jersey resident had arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey via private vehicle seeking treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342. For media inquiries concerning this incident, contact Senior Assistant Prosecutor In-Charge Jennifer Fetterman of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at email@example.com or at (973) 881-4811.