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One killed, three injured in Albany bar shooting

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One killed, three injured in Albany bar shooting

Police are investigating an overnight shooting at an Albany bar that left one man dead and sent thre
One killed, three injured in Albany bar shooting

Police are investigating an overnight shooting at an Albany bar that left one man dead and sent three people to the hospital.

Albany city police responded around 2 a.m. Thursday to reports of shots fired at Rocks, a gay bar located at 77 Central Ave. One man was killed, and one man and two women were taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The victims’ names have not been released. Police cars remained outside the bar into Thursday afternoon, and no arrests have been made.

Michael Weidrich, executive director and CEO of the Pride Center of the Capital Region, said police indicated the shooting was not related to bias toward the LGBTQ community, but rather a personal issue among those involved.

“On this day of thanks, I have been reminded, once again, how precious our community is,” Weidrich said in a statement.

Rocks was scheduled to host a Thanksgiving dinner from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday. The event is expected to go ahead as planned.

“As a testament to their unbreakable spirit, Rocks will be open today to welcome our community in for Thanksgiving,” Weidrich wrote.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-8039.

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