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3rd Paterson Shooting Death Of Week Boosts August Total To Four

The shooting death was the city's third in five days.
The shooting death was the city's third in five days. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE FILE PHOTO

PATERSON, N.J. -- A 37-year-old Paterson man was killed and a man with him wounded Tuesday night when someone ran up and began shooting at them as they sat on a city stoop -- the fourth killing by gunfire this month -- authorities said.

Joseph Tann, 37, who was struck in the head, died while in emergency surgery at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, city Police Director Jerry Speziale said.

He and 24-year-old Tyrus Odom were sitting outside Tann's home near the corner of Pearl and Summer streets when they were ambushed just before midnight, he said.

The investigation remained active, Speziale said, as did those into a series of shootings the past few weeks that recently claimed the lives of two other victims while wounding 16 others.

"Detectives Ricardo Vazquez and Martin Luizzi, along with Detectives Paul Wefing and Sabrina McKoy of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office (PCPO), responded to the scene and then followed up with the victims and their families at [the hospital]," the director said.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact any of the detectives at (973) 321-1120.

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