2 killed, 5 injured after two separate shootings in Paterson, NJ

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Multiple people shot in Paterson, NJ overnight
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Several people were shot and injured after an overnight shooting in Paterson, NJ Wednesday morning.

PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Seven people were shot and two were killed after two separate shootings in Paterson, New Jersey.

The most recent shooting occurred around 2:39 a.m. on Jersey Street.

Police officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area, and upon arrival discovered two victims, a 26-year-old and 17-year-old male, with gunshot wounds.

The two victims were transported to Saint Joseph's University Medical Center where they were subsequently pronounced dead.

Two additional victims with gunshot wounds, a 19-year-old and 24-year-old, arrived at Saint Joseph for treatment.

A fifth victim, a 19-year-old from Paterson, also arrived at the Hackensack University Medical Center for a gunshot wound.

No arrest have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Additionally, Tuesday night two people were shot and injured on Essex and Madison Streets.

Officer in Charge Isa Abbassi released a statement on the overnight gun violence saying:

"This incident shows that no city in America is immune from the epidemic of gun violence gripping our nation. The willingness of individuals to carry and use firearms on our streets is deeply troubling, and an issue we must address together.

"The men and women of the Paterson Police Department stand ready to do what is necessary to keep the city of Paterson safe, but we must ensure that we have a holistic approach to gun violence reduction that includes our legislators, courts, community and violence interventionists.

"In 2023 Paterson has seen a marked decrease in murders and gun violence - there is still more work to do."

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