SCHENECTADY – City police Wednesday asked for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in the shooting of a 23-year-old last month at State Street and Veeder Avenue.
Police released a surveillance photograph of the person and asked for assistance in finding the person’s name.
Officers responded around 5 a.m. April 17 to Ellis Hospital after being told a man had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back. The man was eventually taken to Albany Medical Center. Police said then they were able to determine that the shooting occurred on the 700 block of State Street.
The victim was struck once in his lower back, police spokesman Lt. Ryan Macherone said. The victim sustained an injury that was not considered life-threatening. The victim’s identity was not released.
The April 17 shooting at State and Veeder happened just hours another shooting in the city. In that case, police responded to Columbia Street at about 12:14 a.m. for reports of shots being fired. Police said then that when they arrived on scene they located multiple shell casings at the intersection of Columbia and Poplar streets. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Anyone with information on the identity of the pictured individual, or the shooting itself, is asked to contact the department’s tip line at 518-788-6566.