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Shots fired call late Monday on Van Vranken in Schenectady

Shots fired call late Monday on Van Vranken in Schenectady

Shots fired call late Monday on Van Vranken in Schenectady
Schenectady police stand near a shell casing recovered on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady late Monday
Photographer: PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER

SCHENECTADY - City police are investigating shots fired on Van Vranken Avenue late Monday that happened about three hours after and just over a mile away from a fatal Niskayuna shooting.

No victims were located after the Van Vranken Avenue shooting, police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Dearing said Tuesday morning.

He declined to comment on how the shooting may have happened or any possible connection to the Monday night fatal shooting of a woman in Niskayuna, saying only that the Van Vranken shooting remained under investigation.

The Van Vranken incident happened at about 11:15 p.m., near the intersection of Van Vranken Avenue and Alexander Street. At least one report came in as the occupants of two cars shooting at each other, according to information available.

Police responded to the scene. They found no victim, but investigators could be seen finding what appeared to be as many as five shell casings on Van Vranken Avenue.

The intersection of Van Vranken Avenue and Alexander Street is just over a mile from the Hillcrest Village apartment complex in Niskayuna where a woman in her 20s was shot and killed at about 8:20 p.m. Monday night.

Police say the Niskayuna shooting happened after a Memorial Day gathering outside the complex. The investigation into the Niskayuna shooting continued Tuesday morning.

 

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