Four Men Wounded in 4th Ward Wednesday Night
Thursday, September 13, 2012 • 12:05am
PATERSON, NJ - Four city men hanging out near the corner of Governor and Carroll streets were wounded at about 8 pm Wednesday night when a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire on them, police said.
All of the victims were in stable condition Wednesday night at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, according to Sgt. Patrick Murray of the Paterson Police Department's Cease-Fire Unit.
Murray said a dark colored vehicle was traveling west on Governor Street when it pulled up near the group and at least one occupant began firing at from the vehicle. "The vehicle then fled the area at a high rate of speed,'' said Murray.
Police responding to the scene found two victims - a 19-year-old resident of Harrison Street who was struck in the ankle and a 31-year-old resident of North York Street who was hit in the thigh, police said. They were immediately taken to the hospital, police said. Two additional victims - a 24-year-old man from Fulton Street wounded in in the back and an 18-year-old resident of E. 18th Street who was grazed by a bullet in the buttocks - made their way to the hospital in private vehicles within minutes of the incident, police said.
Authorities are asking that anyone with information about the shooting contact Detective Carlos Charon or Detective Rick Ferreira of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at the Paterson Police Cease-Fire Unit at 973-321-1342 or by calling the confidential TIPS line at 973-523-TIPS.