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Police: Two shot in Schenectady Monday evening; Second Mont Pleasant shooting in 24 hours

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SCHENECTADY – Two people were shot Monday evening in Mont Pleasant, the second shooting in the neighborhood in less than 24 hours.


Police described Monday evening’s victims, a man and a woman, as suffering non-life-threatening wounds. Both were taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment, police said.

The shooting happened at about 6 p.m. in the area of 652 Orchard St. Police received the call at 6:02 p.m. for shots fired and received several more calls while en route that indicated multiple people may have been shot, police said.

Arriving officers found the two victims, both suffering from gunshot wounds. They were treated on scene by paramedics from the Schenectady Fire Department and taken on to Albany by Mohawk Ambulance. 

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Monday evening’s shooting came less than a day after the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Jennifer Ostrander, just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday on Sixth Avenue. 

Ostrander’s death marked the city’s fourth gunshot homicide in 2020, after a 15-month stretch where the city saw no gunshot murders. 

The fatal shooting also came a week after the city saw five reports of gunfire July 28 where multiple people were injured, but all survived.

Anyone with information on Monday night’s shooting is asked to contact detectives at 518-382-5245. Police have also asked that anyone with information on Sunday night’s slaying of Ostrander do the same.

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