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Man killed in Tuesday night Schenectady shooting identified as city man

Paramedics tend to a victim at the scene Tuesday night
Paramedics tend to a victim at the scene Tuesday night

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SCHENECTADY – One man was killed and a woman injured in a shooting Tuesday night in Schenectady, police said.

Police Wednesday morning identified the man killed as Fred Gentry, 48, of Schenectady.

The woman was identified as a 28-year-old resident of the city. Her name was not released.

Police were called to Victory Avenue, near Catherine Street, at about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday for a report of shots fired, police said. En route, they soon received reports of potential victims, police said.

Arriving officer found the injured woman on Victory Avenue, suffering a gunshot wound to her leg, police said.

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Police then soon found Gentry a short distance away at the intersection of Victory Avenue and Catherine Street suffering from a gunshot wound to his neck and face area, city police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Dearing said at a noontime press conference.

Both victims were treated at the scene by paramedics from the Schenectady Fire Department. The female victim was taken to a local hospital, where she was in stable condition Wednesday morning, police said.

Gentry was taken to Ellis Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries, police said.

“As of right now, the investigation is still ongoing,” Dearing said. “Our detectives have been working the case since last night.”

Detectives were checking pole cameras, street cameras, neighborhood surveillance cameras and talking to neighbors or witnesses, Dearing said.

Asked if the public should be concerned or scared, Dearing said “no, we don’t believe so.”

He offered few other details on the investigation, other than detectives continued to look into several areas of the case, including what led to the shooting or motive. Detectives were also determining the number of rounds fired, he said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Schenectady Police Department TIPS line at 518-788-6566.

The fatal shooting comes nearly three weeks after a shooting on Becker Street left three people injured. In that incident, police were called there just after 6:30 p.m. May 1 and arrived to find one person suffering from a gunshot wound on scene.

A short time later, two other people arrived with gunshot wounds at Ellis Hospital, wounds that police determined came from the same incident.

No arrests have been reported in that incident.

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