Albany Police: Four shootings in 16 hours; 12 total shot, one killed


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ALBANY – Four shootings in the span of 16 hours on Thursday in Albany injured 11 people, and left one dead, police said.

The man killed was shot shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday on Third Street, between North Lake Avenue and Quail Street, the fourth shooting of the day, police said.

The man, 34, was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries, a police spokesman said.

That shooting followed one less than two hours before and two early morning shootings. One of the early morning shootings injured eight, the other injured two. The shooting earlier Thursday afternoon injured one. None of those injured suffered life-threatening wounds, police said.

The early afternoon shooting happened at about 2:15 p.m. in the area of Westerlo and Grand streets. Police responded there for a report of a shooting and arrived to find a 21-year-old man shot in the leg. 


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Paramedics took the victim to Albany Medical Center for treatment, police said.

The investigation into the shooting remained ongoing Thursday afternoon, police said.

The first incident of the day happened at about 12:30 a.m. on Second Street, near Judson, police said. Officers responded then reports of a shooting.

They arrived to find a 52-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder, police said. Shortly afterward, Albany Medical Center reported a 31-year-old man had just entered the emergency room with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police soon determined he was shot in the same Second Street incident.

The second incident happened at about 1:50 a.m. Officers responded then to the area of Albany Street and Broadway for reports shots fired.

Officers arrived there to find a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said.

Soon after, both Albany Medical Center and Albany Memorial Hospital reported a total of six others, between the ages of 21 and 35, who entered their emergency rooms with gunshot wounds, two at Albany Memorial and four at Albany Med, police said. 

Police soon determined each of those victims was also injured in the Albany Street shooting. Police later identified the eighth victim, who had been grazed by a bullet.

Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to contact Albany Police detectives at 518-462-8039. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through or by downloading the P3 Tips mobile app.


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