Man shot outside the New Jersey childhood home of former New York Giant Victor Cruz

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PATERSON, NJ – A shooting occurred outside the childhood home of former Paterson Catholic High School alumni and former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. The former all-state wide receiver who led PCHS to an 11-0 championship season in 2003 retired in 2018 and no longer lives in the home.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that at approximately 7:49 p.m. on January 13, 2021, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of East 18th Street and 11th Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located a potential crime scene and a 38- 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. 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.

Cruz eventually moved to this home in Caldwell.