PATERSON, N.J. -- Paterson police were exploring a possible connection between two men each shot in different homes in the same neighborhood before dawn Monday, capping a weekend of gun violence that left one man dead and several other victims wounded, including a 15-year-old boy.
Patrol officers responding to a 2 a.m. call of shots fired from the city’s ShotSpotter gunfire detection system in the area of North Main and East Main streets "located an apparent crime scene but no victims," Police Director Jerry Speziale said.
A short time later, a 22-year-old man reported being shot in the torso and a 24-year-old man said he was shot in the foot, Speziale said.
"Both victims were in the North Main Street area when the shots were fired and both were struck," he said.
Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact city Detective Michael Quinones or Passaic County Prosecutor’s Detective Ricardo Ferreira of the Ceasefire Unit at (973) 321-1342.
Tips also can be sent anonymously to: patersonpd.com .
ALSO SEE: A 29-year-old Paterson man was riddled with bullets on a city street overnight Saturday and authorities were looking for his killer.
ALSO SEE: A 15-year-old boy and 18-year-old man were wounded in a shooting incident on a Paterson street Saturday night, as gun violence in the city continued to escalate.