Man shot while sitting in car outside restaurant

Man shot while sitting in car outside restaurant

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PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot multiple times while sitting in his car outside a northern New Jersey restaurant.

Paterson police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1aeUOuB) that the shooting occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Al Safa Restaurant. They say the victim had just entered his car when the shooter walked up to the driver's side and shot him several times in the upper torso.

The victim tried to drive himself to the hospital, but pulled over a short time later. A friend who was following behind him then drove the victim to the hospital.

The victim's name has not been released, and a motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

No other injuries were reported.

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