Teenager dies after being shot in the head in Paterson, NJ

Five people were shot dead on a street in Paterson on Wednesday night, including a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head on Thursday night.

Shots were fired around 10:20 p.m. in the Madison Street and Essex Street area in the Sandy Hill section of Paterson, according to Passaic County District Attorney Camelia M. Valdes. Officers found the teenager, who was from North Haledon, lying on Essex Street with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

RLS Metro Breaking News reported that police recovered more than a dozen casings from the street after the shooting.

Filming scene in the Madison Street and Essex Street area of ​​Paterson 5/11/22

Filming scene in the Madison Street and Essex Street area of ​​Paterson 5/11/22 (RLS Metro Breaking News)

Four other victims – a 29-year-old Paterson man, a 26-year-old Paterson man, a 32-year-old Paterson man and a 21-year-old Paterson man – also suffered unlife-threatening gunshot wounds, and were treated at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.

Valdes did not reveal the identity of anyone who was shot or the circumstances of the accident.

The shooting is the 9th fatal shooting in Paterson this year, according to a tally by NorthJersey.com.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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