Man in car wounded when shots ring out in Paterson

Authorities say a man in a car was shot in the head when gunfire erupted on a Paterson street.

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PATERSON (AP) - Authorities say a man in a car was shot in the head when gunfire erupted on a Paterson street.

But it's still not clear what spurred the shooting that occurred in the area of North Straight and North Main streets or if the man was the intended target.

Police went to the area around 3:30 a.m. Saturday after getting an alert through the city's gunfire detection system. They did not find any victims there, but the wounded man soon went to a hospital seeking treatment.

The victim, a 29-year-old city resident, remained hospitalized Sunday in critical but stable condition. His name has not been released.

Authorities have released few details on the shooting, saying only that shots were fired "within a group that had gathered in the area."

 

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