Prosecutor: Kearny man shot in Paterson; wounds are not fatal

A 26-year-old Kearny man was shot in the early hours of June 17 and he was being treated at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for non-fatal wounds. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-In- Charge Isa Abbassi said at 2:41 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2024, members of the Paterson Police Department were dispatched to the area of Prospect and Ellison streets on a report of a shooting.

While on scene, Paterson police were notified that the victim, of Kearny, was transported in a private vehicle to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment.  Members of the Paterson Police Department located a potential crime scene.

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 them on a tip line at (877) 370-PCPO or or contact the Paterson Police Shooting Investigation Unit at (973) 321-1342.


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