Schenectady pellet gun shooting remains under investigation


SCHENECTADY – Police continue to investigate a pellet gun shooting that occurred early on Oct. 1 on Clinton Street, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Officers responded to the Clinton Street Pub for a 57-year-old man suffering a pellet wound to his leg just after 2 a.m.

The victim, who police say was intoxicated, told police he had been shot as he was leaving a bar, but he did not know where it came from.

Originally suspected to be a wound from a firearm, it was discovered to be a pellet gun injury once the man was at Ellis Hospital, police said.

No one has been arrested.

The owner of Clinton Street Pub said the shooting hadn’t occurred at or near his business, which he said was closed at the time.

“The victim was shot in the leg with a pellet gun at another location and walked to the Clinton Street Pub to seek refuge,” the owner said in a released statement. “Finding it locked, the victim knocked on the window to get the attention of a staff member who was cleaning up before leaving for the night. The staff member recognized the victim as a local resident and patron and allowed him inside as they called 911 for assistance.”


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