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Man shot on Schenectady's Union Street is ID'd

Man shot on Schenectady's Union Street is ID'd

Injury not life-threatening
Man shot on Schenectady's Union Street is ID'd
Schenectady firefighter/paramedic Lt. T.J. Dercole walks with John Jones, the victim of a shooting Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.
Photographer: PETER R. BARBER

City police are investigating the shooting of a man Tuesday afternoon on Union Street near University Place.

Police said the victim, identified as John Jones, 52, of Schenectady, was shot in the right arm. Police described the injury as not life-threatening. He was alert at the scene. Jones was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment, police said.

The shooting happened at about 1:45 p.m. in the area of 856 Union St. Police found Jones standing in front of a house several houses down from the scene of the shooting.

Police spokesman Matthew Dearing said on scene that police continued to piece together information.

"Obviously, we were only able to talk to [the victim] for a brief time before the medics got on the scene," Dearing said after 3 p.m.


Police hadn't determined by then whether the shooting occurred inside or outside the building. No arrests had been reported as of Tuesday night.

Police routed traffic around the shooting scene Tuesday afternoon, closing the block between Gillespie Street and University Place.

The incident followed a shooting last Thursday at 1318 State St. that led to a chase and search in Hamilton Hill. Police believe the shooter fired a single shot. No one was hit.

Police arrested two people related to that case. The alleged shooter remained at large Tuesday. Police have identified the man being sought in that case as 26-year-old Dean Gilmore.

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