Albany police investigating 3 shootings in 24 hours

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 19, 2020 12:05 PM
Created: October 19, 2020 03:55 AM

Albany police are investigating three separate shootings that happened within a 24-hour time span.

Police say three people were hurt.

The most recent shooting happened in the area of South Pearl and Westerlo Street around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say a 31-year-old woman went to the emergency room at Albany Med on her own after she was shot in the leg.

Police say the woman is expected to be okay.

Shortly before that, staff at Albany Med notified police that a 20-year-old man walked into the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the arm. Police determined he was shot in the area of Thornton Street and Livingston Avenue around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. Police say he is expected to recover.

The third shooting happened just after midnight Sunday. Police say it happened at Lexington Avenue and Sherman Street.

Officers say a man was shot in the back, and emergency crews rushed the man to Albany Med for treatment. He is expected to be okay.

Officers are searching for suspects in all three shootings. Police are asking anyone with information to call the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-8039. You can also submit an anonymous tip here.

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