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Young man shot in head, leg at home in Schenectady

Young man shot in head, leg at home in Schenectady

A young man was shot in the head and leg inside his home on Delamont Avenue in Schenectady this afte
Young man shot in head, leg at home in Schenectady
Emergency personnel carry the victim of a shooting at 1053 Delamont Ave. in Schenectady to an awaiting ambulance after the victim -- a young male -- was shot in the head and leg today (Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016).
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

A young man was shot inside his home on Delamont Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

The victim, in his late teens or early 20s, was shot in the head — near one of his ears — and leg inside a two-family home at 1053 Delamont Ave. around 3:40 p.m., according to Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett.

The victim was treated by Schenectady firefighters on the scene and taken to Albany Medical Center, Bennett said. He said the victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Another resident at the home called 911, Bennett said. That person was the only other individual inside the residence at the time.

Schenectady police blocked Delamont Avenue from Craig Street to Steuben Street after the shooting. Police were going door-to-door interviewing witnesses.

Bennett said the suspect fled the scene. It is unclear if the suspect left on foot or in a vehicle, Bennett said.

Reach Gazette reporter Haley Viccaro at 395-3114, [email protected] or @HRViccaro on Twitter.

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