1 dead, 1 hurt following shooting in Passaic

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One person is dead and another is injured following a shooting Monday night in Passaic, the Passaic County prosecutor confirmed Wednesday.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis Guzman said Hansel Castillo, 23, of Passaic, was shot around 11:30 p.m. Monday near 37 Federal St. Castillo was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, where he was pronounced dead, Valdes said.

A 20-year-old Woodland Park resident was also shot. Valdes said the second victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and released.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with information about the shooting to contact its tip line by calling 1-877-370-PCPO or emailing tips@passaiccountynj.org.

Anyone with additional information may also contact the Passaic Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-365-3938.

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