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3 Teens Shot in New Jersey Following Crime Prevention Sweep

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    3 Teens Shot in New Jersey Following Crime Prevention Sweep

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    • Authorities say a street shooting in Paterson, New Jersey, has left three teenagers wounded

    • Monday night's shooting came a day after law enforcement agencies had conducted a three-day, citywide sweep over that resulted in 30 arrests

    • Paterson police found the three 14-year-old victims when cops responded to reports of shots fired around 8:45 p.m.

    Authorities say a street shooting in a northern New Jersey city has left three teenagers wounded.

    Monday night's shooting in Paterson came a day after several law enforcement agencies had conducted a three-day, citywide sweep over that resulted in 30 arrests and nearly 1,300 tickets being issued for various offenses.The sweep was a response to several recent shootings in the city that occurred during weekends.

    Paterson police found the three 14-year-old victims when officers responded to reports of shots fired around 8:45 p.m. The youths were being treated at a hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, but their names and further details on the shooting were not disclosed.

    A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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