GUILDERLAND – A Schenectady 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with the April shooting at Crossgates Mall that injured another teen in the hand, Guilderland Police said Wednesday.
Police also arrested a 17-year-old, also from Schenectady, and accused her of hindering prosecution in the case, police said.
Neither individual was identified due to their ages, police said.
The 16-year-old boy is accused of firing several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun at a group of individuals in the parking lot by Best Buy just before 3 p.m. April 10, police said.
An uninvolved teenage girl suffered a gunshot wound to her hand, police said.
Police had previously sought the identities of members of two groups and described them as being “involved in an exchange of gunfire.”
Police said Wednesday the investigation was continuing and they continued to work to identify the second shooter and all others involved.
The Schenectady 17-year-old girl charged in the case is accused of driving the boy who was charged and two others from the parking lot after the shooting, police said.
The 16-year-old boy is charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, police said.
The 17-year-old girl arrested in the case is charged with second-degree hindering prosecution, a felony, police said.
Both juveniles were arraigned in Albany County Family Court. The 16-year-old charged was released under probation supervision and the 17-year-old girl who was charged was released on her own recognizance.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Guilderland police at 518-356-1501.