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No Arrests Made After Shootout Between Rivals In Paterson

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PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A shootout between two rival groups on a Paterson street left two people wounded this weekend, including a woman who was struck inside her house by a stray bullet.

Police said multiple shots were fired in the dispute, which occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday on Putnam Street. But it’s not clear how many shooters and weapons were involved, and no arrests had been made as of late Monday morning.

The two groups apparently were involved in a verbal dispute shortly before the shooting started, but further details were not disclosed.

Both victims — the 43-year-old woman, who was hit in the right leg, and a 34-year-old man, shot in the right thigh — were taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released later Sunday.

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