Schenectady County

Standoff follows morning shooting in Schenectady

Two people were taken into custody after a standoff at the Southgate Apartments today that followed
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Two people were taken into custody after a standoff at the Southgate Apartments today that followed a morning shooting on Frank Street.

City police said the two people ran into an apartment in the complex after six shots were reportedly fired nearby about 9:15 a.m. No one was injured in the shooting, police spokesman Lt. Brian Kulcullen said.

Kilcullen said the two men were taken to police headquarters for questioning about the shooting, but did not say if they had been charged with any crimes.

Police evacuated neighboring apartments and got three individuals out of the targeted apartment using a loudspeaker. The two people police were seeking refused to come out, however.

Police spoke to the people who exited the apartment voluntarily, but Kilcullen was unsure if they were involved in the shooting. Police believe the apartment was known to the suspects and was not a random choice.

Police surrounded the building, and ambulances were called to the scene. Several elderly residents live in the building, and some were being watched over by paramedics.

The incident came less than an hour before law enforcement and local clergy announced a gun amnesty program aimed at getting weapons off the street.

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