Second Person Also Wounded In Shooting Outside Liquor Store

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An off-duty Essex County Sheriff’s officer and a second person were wounded early Sunday in a shooting in Paterson, N.J.

Paterson police confirmed to 1010 WINS that the officer and the other victim were hit by gunfire around 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside El Eden Liquors, on Straight Street in Paterson.

Officer Oneil Peart was reported in stable condition, according to a Paterson Press report. He was armed at the time, but was injured to the point where he could not return fire, police told the newspaper.

The second victim, 22, was shot in the neck, the newspaper reported. That victim was reported in stable condition at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, the paper reported.

Information about Peart’s condition or where he was wounded on his body was not available Sunday afternoon.

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