Teenager Dead After 2 Shootings Within Hours In Paterson

PATERSON, N.J. (CBS 2/AP) — Two shootings in New Jersey’s third largest city have left a 14-year-old boy dead and five others wounded.

Paterson Police Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez tells The Record newspaper one or two suspects opened fire at Rosa Parks Boulevard and Montgomery Street at 4:30 a.m. Friday. Three people were hit by bullets.

About six hours earlier, police say the boy and two 18-year-olds were shot by a drive-by shooter in a stolen minivan at 10:15 p.m. Thursday.

The men were wounded.

Police found the minivan idling without anyone. They have not recovered the gun.

It’s unclear whether the shootings are related.

No arrests have been made.

No names have been released.

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  • Yolanda

    As a member of the paterson community, it saddens me to my heart the tragic loss of our youth. Here i am a mother of two trying to help my children understand why a young man who use to play basketball in our backyard was senselessly murdered. Yolanda

  • patersons finest

    The 14 year old was shot at the 1st shooting at 1015pm get ur facts strait before leaving a comment on a situation u no nothing about!!!!!

  • Tina

    What is a 14 year old doing out on the streets at 4:30 in the morning?

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