14-year-old boy killed and 6 others injured in capital region shooting – The Daily Gazette

A 14-year-old has died and six others are injured following two shootings in towns across the capital region over the weekend.

The violence began around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, when the Troy Police Department responded to a shooting in Lansingburgh that killed the teenager in what authorities believe was a targeted attack.

Albany police, meanwhile, continued to investigate a mass shooting that hospitalized six people, two of them in critical condition, overnight Sunday — an incident that city mayor Kathy Sheehan said said “shocks conscience”.

Troy police say they received multiple 911 calls for a shooting in the 151 6th Ave area. and arrived at the scene to discover a small group of individuals outside the residence and a 14-year-old victim with “multiple gunshot wounds”, according to a police statement.

The teenager was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

The victim, whom authorities have not identified to inform the family, was a student from a local school district. A preliminary investigation has determined that either the teenager or someone from the group that had gathered at the scene was targeted in the shooting.

Police are asking anyone who lives or works in the area to review surveillance video for suspicious activity and bystanders, and are asking the community to speak with family and friends who may have information and report them. urge to contact the police.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden in a statement said he was “shocked and outraged” by the shooting and that his office has “committed the necessary resources” to bring those responsible to justice.

He urged the public to cooperate with investigators.

“Public assistance and cooperation will be essential, and I urge anyone with information relating to this incident to contact Troy Police,” he said in the statement. “We, as an entire community, must work together to confront the violence fueled by illegal firearms. I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim as they mourn the loss of a loved one.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Troy Police Detectives at: 518-270-4421 or online at troypd.org.

ALBANY SHOOTING

In Albany, police were continuing to investigate a 3 a.m. shooting on Hamilton Street in the Pine Hills neighborhood on Sunday that hospitalized six people between the ages of 17 and 29. The incident happened in a part of town that is usually inhabited by a college. students, although it is unclear if any students played a role in the shooting.

The incident happened as police cleared out a “large unruly crowd” that had gathered at the corner of Hudson Avenue between Quail and Ontario streets, according to a news release.

Police said members of the crowd began throwing glass bottles at officers trying to break up fights and clear the street. As officers cleared the crowd on Hudson Avenue, they heard several shots fired on Hamilton Street near Ontario Street.

Officers responded to the area, where they found evidence “consistent with gunshots” on Hamilton Street, just east of Ontario Street, as well as five victims who sustained gunshot wounds.

Victims include:

  • A 20-year-old Albany who was shot in the abdomen.
  • A 29-year-old Albany man who was shot in the back.
  • A 24-year-old Albany who was shot in the shoulder.
  • A 24-year-old Albany man who was shot in the shoulder
  • A 19-year-old Schenectady woman who was shot in the ankle.

All five victims were treated at the scene and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital. The 20 and 29-year-olds are in critical condition, while the other victims are in stable condition, police said.

Another victim, a 17-year-old female from Schenectady, returned home and later informed Schenectady police that she had been shot in the abdomen while on Hamilton Street in Albany. She was transported to Albany Medical Center with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries, police say.

Mayor Sheehan, in a lengthy statement, said the Albany Police Department is working to identify those responsible for the “brazen act of gun violence.”

“Our residents deserve to be safe and that is why stopping the proliferation of illegal firearms and those who violently injure others with firearms is our top priority,” she said.

Sheehan also called on student groups in the area to work with city officials, police and their schools to quell large gatherings.

“Given the most recent example of uncontrolled gatherings, I am also calling on student union leaders at universities and colleges around the city to work with my office as well as the Albany Police Department and their school administrations. to stop disrupting their neighbors’ quality of life and assaults on police officers, and to ensure they hold their peers accountable,” she said in the statement.

In a statement, the University at Albany said none of the shooting victims were University at Albany students, but noted that resources from the university’s counseling office were at the disposal of students.

The university said it conducted door-to-door visits with the Albany Police Department and University Police to parts of the city where students live to reinforce that there was ” no safe way for them to join large gatherings in the city centre.”

“While it is also clear from recent experience that many people in these crowds are not students, we have increased programming on our Uptown campus to keep more students in town on weekend nights. end,” the college statement said.

He continues, “UAlbany has been a part of downtown for more than a century, and we are committed to continuing to work closely with the city to do what the university can to keep the neighborhood safe for everyone.

Anyone with information about Sunday’s shooting is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Division at: 518-462-8039. Anonymous tips can be submitted online to Capital Region Crime Stoppers at: capitalregioncrimestoppers.com.

Contact journalist Chad Arnold at: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @ChadGArnold.

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