Created: July 12, 2020 01:08 AM
ALBANY - Albany police responded to three shootings on Saturday alone, one of them was fatal.
Albany police said Saturday's the latest shooting happened just after 5 p.m. on Trinity Place. Neighbors tell NewsChannel 13 that 18 or 19 shots were fired at a white SUV.
"I looked outside the front window and I saw someone was standing and walking backwards very slowly firing many, many shots,” witness Fred Boehrer said.
Officials haven't received any reports of injuries from the incident. But that doesn't make Boehrer feel any better. He and his neighbors said they've have never seen violence in Albany like they have this summer.
"We're just very concerned about the gun violence in our neighborhood,” Boehrer said. “A gentleman was murdered just around the corner earlier this morning and we've seen shootings occurring not only at night but in the middle of the afternoon as well, like today.”
Second Ward Common Councilman Derek Johnson said he believes community relations play a big a role.
"The huge gaps that we have in our community with people not knowing their neighbor or not willing to say hello to your neighbor, it just opens up for acts like this to happen,” Johnson said.
Johnson said there's no quick fix for all of the violent incidents, but he said there are simple ways to try and prevent some of them from happening.
“We hear stuff that other people don't hear and a lot of times you know just poking your nose in or you know like asking questions and just extending yourself, that goes along way,” Johnson said. “People say it's dangerous it really isn't because a lot of times people are looking for support or are looking for someone to throw them a life raft."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Albany police.
Stay tuned to NewsChannel 13 for updates on this story.
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