Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Woman on Critical List after Shooting

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Woman on Critical List after Shooting

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PATERSON -- A 24-year-old city woman who was shot in the abdomen early Sunday in the 4th Ward was in critical but stable condition, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.

"We will solve this crime," said Speziale, vowing to determine if any of the known street gangs was responsible.

"We have put them on notice," Speziale said, "if there is any hit, if there is any body dropped, we will come down on the group responsible. There will be consequences. We will focus on that group and there will be federal charges.

"I'm talking about going away to federal detention in a place like Iowa or Wyoming, far away from any connection they have."

The shooting was at Rosa Parks Boulevard and 12th Avenue, and the victim was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Speziale said.

On Sunday at 3:50 a. …

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