PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say three people were wounded in separate shootings in Paterson early Sunday, but none of their injuries appear to be life-threatening.

The first incident occurred around 3 a.m., when a 16-year-old boy walking on a city street was shot in the right arm. The youth told police he ran off when he heard multiple shots being fired, then realized he had been struck.

A short time later, two 20-year-old men were shot after they became involved in an argument with several other people in a local park.

One victim remained hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being shot twice in the right leg and having his head grazed by another bullet.

But the other victim was treated and released for a bullet wound to his left arm.

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