NJ Woman, 19, Dies Weeks after Unsolved Double Shooting
PATERSON — A young city woman has died nearly three weeks after a mid-October shooting and police are still trying to identify a suspect.
Zahriy Moore, 19, died on Friday, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said.
Moore was one of two victims struck by gunfire during a shooting in broad daylight on Oct. 17.
Police found Moore and the other victim, William Clyburn, 18, of Paterson, near the corner of East Holsman and North Bridge streets in Paterson around 2:43 p.m., prosecutors said.
Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital. Clyburn was released after being treated but Moore, who graduated from high school last year, never recovered.
Police have not made any arrests in the case and no suspects have been named. The investigation remains open.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office at 1-877-370-PCPO.
Fatal shootings in Paterson in October
Under the new leadership of Officer in Charge Isa Abbasi, the Paterson police touted a 41% drop in shootings and a 60% decrease in murders this summer compared to the summer months of 2022.
But the city saw a more violent October in 2023 than the same month last year. Paterson only had two homicides in October last year, reported the Paterson Press.
This past month, Paterson saw six homicides between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17. Moore was the sixth homicide and 15th victim of the year, according to police statistics and the Paterson Press.
The number of killings year-to-date is still down from 2022; There were 22 killings at the end of October last year.
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