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Prosecutors: 1 man dead, 4 others wounded in Paterson street shooting

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 13:39:30-04

PATERSON, N.J. — A shooting on a street in a northern New Jersey community has left one man dead and four others wounded, authorities said.

It wasn’t clear what sparked the shooting, which occurred early Thursday in the area of North Main and Jefferson streets in Paterson.

Authorities also aren't sure if the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle when the gunfire erupted.

The Passaic County Prosecutors’s office said the victims ranged in age from 19 to 26.

All five were taken to hospital, and a 25-year-old man died there a short time later from his injuries. The other four men were hospitalized in stable condition.

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 or contact the Paterson Police Ceasefire Unit at 973-321-1342