Paterson shooting kills 15-year-old girl, wounds 4 others

FILE - A yellow tape is pictured in a blocked street. (Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images)

A 15-year-old girl died, and four other people were wounded after a shooting in Paterson, New Jersey on Wednesday evening. 

According to authorities, police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Madison Street and Essex Street at around 10:20 p.m.

Upon arrival, they found a 15-year-old girl lying in the street with a gunshot wound to her head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has not yet been identified, although police did say she was a resident of North Haledon.

Four more victims, a 29-year-old man, a 26-year-old man, a 32-year-old man, and a 21-year-old man, all from Paterson, also suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and were treated at St. Joseph's University Medical Center. 

An investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about the shooting to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.