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Gloversville police suggest violence may be connected

Gloversville police suggest violence may be connected

City police say the midday shooting Monday behind Naif’s Grocery on North Main Street may be connect

City police say the midday shooting Monday behind Naif’s Grocery on North Main Street may be connected to the city’s recent spate of violent crimes.

Police Capt. John Sira said the department is not yet releasing the identities of any suspects in the Monday shooting, but said they’re making headway on all three investigations.

The other two are an Aug. 3 incident that left city resident LaTerence Wilson lying on Hamilton Street with three stab wounds and an Aug. 12 incident in which Codie Hayward was shot in the face by an unknown man at his home on Littauer Place.

All three victims survived their attacks.

“We’ve made headway on all three of these, and we continue to follow up and take investigative steps to bring all three of them to closure,” Sira said. “We have people we’re looking at.”

Sira said one of the men police are looking at in Monday’s shooting is the Hamilton Street stabber, who is currently being held in New York City’s Rikers Island jail. Police have yet to interview the alleged assailant, Sira said, since he remains incarcerated on unrelated attempted murder charges downstate.

Monday’s victim was released from Nathan Littauer Hospital just hours after being shot in the face, suffering only a minor wound. The man is in his 20s and an Amsterdam resident, according to Sira. Sira said he does not know what he was doing in Gloversville at the time of the incident.

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