Police: Man injured in Monday night Schenectady Northside shooting; Woman faces weapons count

A police officer at the scene Monday night

A police officer at the scene Monday night

SCHENECTADY – A Schenectady man was injured and a woman arrested on a weapons count after a reported shooting on Schenectady’s Northside Monday night, police said.

The injured man was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment of two gunshot wounds, police said. His injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

The investigation into the shooting continued Tuesday and no arrests had been made in direct connection with that, police said.

The incident began at about 8 p.m. Monday in the area of Avenue A and Seneca Street, police said. They responded there for a report of shots fired, possibly four gunshots, and a vehicle leaving the area, police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey McCutcheon said Tuesday.

Officers arrived to find multiple shell casings from at least two different calibers, indicating two different guns were fired, McCutcheon said.

A short time afterward, police received a call from Ellis Hospital for a man who walked into their emergency room with gunshot wounds. He was taken to Albany Med with gunshot wounds to his left arm and back, police said.

Police identified the injured man as Jahquese Flanders, 23, of Schenectady. He was in stable condition Tuesday, McCutcheon said.

Soon after the report from the hospital, police received information about a woman believed to have come to the hospital with Flanders and was seen walking away. Officers stopped her in the area of Teviot Road and Wendell Avenue and she confirmed that she dropped the shooting victim off at the hospital, McCutcheon said.

Police also found her in possession of a loaded Sig Sauer handgun, according to McCutcheon. Police determined the gun had been reported stolen in Rotterdam last month, according to allegations filed in court.

The woman was identified as Elisa V. Gomez, 22, of Schenectady. She was charged with one count each of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, felonies.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact police at 518-788-6566.

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