A shooting in Paterson, New Jersey, left a balance of four dead and three wounded, the police reported.
The incident, which the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said may be gang-related, occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, near Harrison and Carroll streets.
Four people were rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, where they later died. While three other victims later appeared in the hospital with gunshot wounds.
The Passaic County District Attorney’s Office reported that a 24-year-old man was treated and released, while two young men, one 20 and the other 19, are in stable condition at the hospital.
The deceased were identified as Al-Malik Williams, 37, of Paterson, Otis Smith, 37, Unique Jones, 22, and Nygier Barrett, 25. All Paterson residents.
The suspects fled the scene and although no arrests have been confirmed, this Wednesday morning, one and a half kilometers from the scene of the shooting, the U.S. Marshals were in a confrontation with a suspect on Hamilton Street.
The operation ended around 9:45 a.m. when the suspect was killed, but it is unknown if the man was linked to the deadly shooting Tuesday night.
According to 1010WINS, the man the police were facing was wanted for a murder order outside of New York City.
“Clearly, the severity of this incident speaks to bigger problems than urban violence that must be addressed in the immediate future. However, I want to make it clear that we will have zero tolerance for violence in our city,” said Andre Sayegh, mayor of Paterson, where this year 11 people have been killed and 56 injured in 43 shootings.