Man shot in head in Schenectady

The shooting occured on South Avenue
Schenectady firefighters tend to a man shot in the head in front of the Saw Mill Tavern, April 10, 2018.
Schenectady firefighters tend to a man shot in the head in front of the Saw Mill Tavern, April 10, 2018.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was corrected at 12:07 p.m. on April 12, 2018. A previous version incorrectly stated where the shooting happened.

SCHENECTADY — A man who “appeared” to have been shot in the head outside a tavern Wednesday night was being treated and released from Ellis Hospital Thursday morning, according to Schenectady police.

Police officers responded to a call of gunshots fired in the area of 507 South Ave., according to Sgt. Jeffrey McCutcheon. The 28-year-old victim could be seen sitting up and being treated by Schenectady firefighters after emergency responders were called, according to a Daily Gazette photographer at the scene.

McCutcheon said the victim, whose identity police are not releasing at this time, was speaking with responding police officers Wednesday night. He said he was not sure how in-depth that conversation was.

It appeared the victim suffered a “graze wound” from an apparent gunshot, according to McCutcheon. But it is unclear what the victim was shot with.

McCutcheon added that detectives reported they did not recover any shell casings or other evidence that would indicate what type of weapon was used at the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are looking to review surveillance footage from street cameras, cameras at private residences and cameras from the Saw Mill Tavern, a bar located near the scene, to get information on a possible suspect.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


Schenectady Police officers cover a bullet fragment with a marker in the middle of South Avenue. (Peter R. Barber)


Schenectady Police officers question a man who was shot in the head near the Saw Mill Tavern on South Avenue. (Peter R. Barber)

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