PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage girl was shot and seriously wounded while sitting in the passenger seat of a car.

Paterson police say the shooting occurred around 2:10 a.m. Saturday. But it’s not clear if the teen or someone else in the car was targeted by the shooter or if the car was moving or parked when the shooting occurred.

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The victim, identified only as a 17-year-old Clifton resident, was shot in the back. She was hospitalized in critical but stable condition, but further details on her injuries were not disclosed.

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Authorities say that after the shooting occurred, the driver drove to a nearby intersection and the victim called for help. The teen apparently was the only person injured in the shooting.

The driver’s name has not been released.

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