Schenectady County

Man found with gunshot wound in Schenectady

One man was taken to Albany Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his stomach Tuesday following an
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One man was taken to Albany Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his stomach Tuesday following an incident on Bridge Street, police said.

The man was unconscious when police arrived, police spokesman Officer Kevin Green said. The man’s identity and severity of his injuries were not available, but Green said he was still alive late Tuesday.

The incident happened just after 6 p.m. in an alley next to 816 Bridge St.

“We got a call from a neighbor in the area who heard people screaming and gunshots,” Green said.

Police arrived to find the man in the alley and his assailants gone. Shell casings were found in the street.

Witnesses reported one man fleeing the scene, but had only a vague description. A tracking dog from the Schenectady County Sheriff was used in the search.

On scene, evidence technicians marked the casings and other possible evidence. Attention appeared focused near a white Hyundai, with an evidence tag 9 nearby. One evidence technician could be seen looking under the car.

Police taped off the better part of a block, with the sidewalk open on one side and blocked on the other.

Several people appeared blocked in the home next to the alley. Police prevented them from leaving because the front yard was the crime scene.

The shooting is the latest in a series of incidents in the winter and early spring. It also follows a shooting at Bridge Street and Francis Avenue March 30 that injured two.

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