Two Dead in Quadruple Shooting in Paterson

Two other victims were sent to the hospital.

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012  |  Updated 2:04 PM EDT
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Two Dead in Paterson Shooting

Four men were shot, two fatally, in Paterson.

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Four people were shot, two fatally, in an early-morning shooting in New Jersey on Saturday.

Police say the incident happened between Fair Street and Broadway in Paterson after 4 a.m.
 
Two victims were declared dead at the scene. Another two were brought to St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, but it is unclear what condition they are in. 
 
A motive for the shooting in Paterson early Saturday remains a mystery. And authorities say it's not yet known if more than one shooter was involved.
 
Paterson Police Lt. Richard Reyes says Taheen Taylor and Dashon Adamson, both 22-year-old city residents, were killed in the shooting, which occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Summer Street.
 
The names of the other two victims were not disclosed.
 
Reyes says a 20-year-old city man was shot in the side, while a 19-year-old city man was hit in the leg. The older man was treated at a hospital and released later Saturday morning, but the 19-year-old remained hospitalized Saturday afternoon.
 
The older man was treated at a hospital and released later Saturday morning, but the 19-year-old remained hospitalized Saturday afternoon.
 
No arrests had been made as of Saturday afternoon. And authorities would not disclose what type of weapon was used and how many shots were fired overall.
 
The shooting occurred near a residential area. Witnesses say blood stains were still visible at several spots along the roadway, along with police markers.
 
"It was a mess," Sharrief London, who was asleep inside a nearby house during the gunfire, told NBC New York. "I heard a lot of gunshots, like the Fourth of July. I didn't see what happened, I heard what happened."
 
 
It was not immediately clear what fueled the violence. There have been no arrests.
 

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