Paterson man shot and killed on Belle Avenue in Northside neighborhood, police say

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A 27-year-old Paterson resident was shot and killed Saturday morning in the city's Northside neighborhood, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said in a release.

Police responded to a report of shots fired near 33 Belle Ave. just after 1 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, they found blood at the scene near 41 Belle Ave. but no victim.

A short time later, Yeshawn Staggers arrived at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson with a gunshot wound, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

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Paterson police are also investigating a shooting at about 3:45 a.m. in the area of 5th Avenue and East 11th Street. Responding to a call, police found a 26-year-old Passaic man with a non-fatal gunshot wound. He was taken to St. Joseph’s for treatment.

While at the scene, police were notified that a second victim, a 19-year-old Passaic resident, had arrived by private vehicle at the same hospital, also with a gunshot wound.

Authorities did not say the two incidents were related. The investigations remain active and ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information to contact its tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

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This article originally appeared on Paterson man shot, killed on Belle Avenue early Saturday: police