The mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, said four people were killed and three others were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a late-night shooting in Paterson, New Jersey.
Two people were announced killed at the scene near Harrison and Carroll Street. Two more died in hospital.
The investigation is underway, but Andre Sayegh, Mayor of Paterson, says it is possible the deaths were revenge by one or more gang members who were recently released from jail or jail.
Authorities locked down the entire area overnight while searching for potential suspects. It does not appear that any arrests have been made.
“It is clear that the seriousness of this incident speaks of greater problems than urban violence that need to be addressed in the near future,” Sayegh said in a statement. “We will never tolerate violence in our city. I will personally participate in the process of reducing these types of heinous incidents, which steal our young population and spread fear in society. This day must end.”
Meanwhile, US Marshals were involved in a confrontation with a suspect in a nearby murder on Hamilton Street Wednesday morning that ended with the man’s death, according to the state attorney’s office.
“The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting by an officer this morning at around 6:30 am in an apartment in Building 100 on Hamilton Street in Patterson, New Jersey. A civilian was fatally wounded.” The Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
It is not clear if the suspect in the confrontation was involved in the shooting but Sayegh says he is wanted under a New York City murder warrant, which is why US Marshals were involved.
“The deceased was Malik Kante, 36, from New York, New York,” the statement added. Members of the US Marshal’s Fugitive Regional Task Force in New York / New Jersey participated in the shooting. The task force was seeking to arrest Mr. Kante on the basis of a New York City warrant for murder due to criminal negligence. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 9mm pistol found near his body. “