Guilderland Police: Schenectady teen, 16, charged in April Crossgates Mall shooting

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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.”

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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.

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