Albany city leaders determined to calm violence

Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Updated: August 31, 2020 09:23 PM
Created: August 31, 2020 06:32 PM

The city of Albany has reached an unsettling and disheartening milestone.


There have been 100 cases of gun violence since the beginning of 2020. That milestone does not sit well with city leaders.

Compounding the tragic news out of this city is the fact that one of the two shooting victims from Sunday is a 7-year old child.

When gunfire rang out in Albany's South End in the middle of a sunny Sunday afternoon, more than 25 shell casings were found on the streets and sidewalks on Clinton Street.

The 7-year-old was grazed by a bullet on his knee, but another victim, a 30-year-old male, took two bullets, one in his groin, the other to his buttock.

Both shooting victims are expected to be okay.

People in the South End neighborhood remain fearful.

The city's mayor and police chief remain angry, outraged, and determined to get to the bottom of the summer gun violence, and bring calm to the community.

Hear their reaction to the violence and what they're doing to try and stop it by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.

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