WILD WEST: Gunfire continued to escalate in the Silk City on Saturday, with four people struck and two killed, authorities said.
Police responding to a 6:57 p.m. call found Jose Figureoa, 21, lying in the street with several bullet wounds near the corner of Totowa and Redwood avenues, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in a joint release.
It’s the same corner where, hours earlier, a bullet fired into a residence wounded another man.
Figueroa was taken to St. Joe’s, where he was later pronounced dead, Valdes and Baycora said.
Police established a perimeter, assisted by a Passaic County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, and reported recovering a handgun.
Valdes and Baycora didn’t say whether any suspects had been arrested or identified in either shooting. Investigations were continuing, they said.
The bloodshed continued when a 29-year-old Paterson man showed up at the hospital at 10:10 p.m. for treatment of a gunshot wound, they said. Authorities didn’t know where he’d been shot.
It ended a day that began when an unidentified man with nine gunshot wounds was pronounced dead at St. Joe’s after someone dropped him off.
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