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Schenectady police investigate two shootings in 20 hours; Both victims suffer shoulder injuries, police say

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SCHENECTADY – Schenectady police are investigating two separate weekend shootings that happened within 20 hours of each other.

In both cases the victims suffered injuries to their shoulders, police said.

The shootings appeared to be unrelated, police said.

The first shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Saturday in the area of Congress Street and 7th Avenue, police said.

Police determined that a man was shot while sitting in his vehicle there. The man, 43, soon drove himself to Ellis Hospital with the gunshot wound to his shoulder. The man was later transferred to Albany Medical Center and was in stable condition, police said.

Police responded to the scene of the shooting and recovered several shell casings.

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The second shooting happened at about 1 p.m. Sunday at his residence on McClellan Street, police said.

The injured man in that case was dropped off at Ellis Hospital at 1:06 p.m. with the gunshot wound to his shoulder, police said.

Both incidents continued to be investigated Sunday evening.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact the police department’s tips line at 518-788-6566.

Albany police were also investigating a shooting Sunday. There, an officer on patrol at about 2:30 a.m. spotted a commotion outside a residence on Central Avenue, near Lark Street and discovered a 46-year-old man had suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.

That victim was taken to Albany Medical Center with injuries police described as appearing non-life-threatening.

Anyone with information on the Albany case is asked to contact Albany police detectives at 518-462-8039.

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