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Saddle Brook man shot in Paterson ‘lucky to be alive,’ chief says

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UPDATE: A 21-year-old Saddle Brook man is lucky to be alive after being shot on the streets of Paterson last night, borough Police Chief Robert Kugler said.

The victim, whose name CLIFFVIEW PILOT is withholding because he is the victim of a crime, turned up at the borough’s Volunteer Ambulance Corps building around 9:30 last night after being shot in the right arm on Rosa Parks Boulevard, an area plagued by street drug sales, particularly heroin, the chief said.

The gunman, with whom he’d had some type of argument, fired through the passenger-side window of the victim’s car.

After going through his arm, the bullet continued through his shirt, “barely missing his abdomen and left arm,” Kugler said this afternoon.

CLIFFVIEW PILOT has the original story last night:

  • ANOTHER CVP SCOOP: A man showed up at the Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps building with an apparent gunshot wound in his arm around 10 o’clock Sunday night and was immediately taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned. READ MORE….

The victim, a Saddle Brook High School graduate who two years ago won a full scholarship to Berkeley College, then drove to the ambulance corps building.

“He’s lucky to be alive,” Kugler told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . “Hopefully he values his life enough from this point to stay out of areas where you have only bad reason to be in.”

The chief turned the case over to Paterson detectives “in furtherance of” the city police department’s Cease-Fire inititive.

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