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Teen charged in Schenectady shooting that injured three; Two hurt on street, one in house

Teen charged in Schenectady shooting that injured three; Two hurt on street, one in house

Teen charged in Schenectady shooting that injured three; Two hurt on street, one in house
Officer Steven Flood steps in between evidence markers covering shell casings after the shooting May 1
Photographer: PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER

SCHENECTADY - A city teen has been arrested, accused of opening fire on Becker Street May 1, injuring two people on the street and another person as a bullet entered a house, authorities said.

Balil N. Braswell, 18. of Carrie Street, was charged late last week with two counts of first-degree assault and one count each of first-degree attempted assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies.

Braswell is accused of firing multiple times at a group of people on Becker Street, near McClellan Street just after 6:30 p.m. May 1, Schenectady County prosecutor Kyle Petit said Wednesday.

Two people from the crowd were shot and one person in a house was also hit as a stray bullet entered the residence, Petit said.

The investigation is continuing into the motive behind the incident, Petit said.

"What we do have is video that shows someone exit a vehicle and firing what appears to be a handgun in the direction of a group of people," Petit said. "Two people outside were struck and one person in a home was struck."

Two of the three were taken to Albany Medical Center, the other to Ellis. 

Braswell was arraigned and ordered held on $150,000 bail. He remained in custody Wednesday.

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