Homicide among two broad daylight shootings in Albany

WNYT Staff
Updated: June 24, 2020 09:10 PM
Created: June 24, 2020 01:47 PM

Albany police now say the victim of a shooting Wednesday has died.

The man, who is in his 30s, was one of three people shot in the city on Wednesday during two separate broad daylight incidents. 

The deadly shooting happened in the area of Morton and South Pearl Street around 1:30 p.m. That's right near the Mission and the police station.

Officers believe a U-Haul truck and another vehicle were involved in a chase. The victim was shot in the torso.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy closed the Albany County Child Advocacy Center, Department of Health, Department of Mental Health, and Board of Elections Wednesday due to that shooting.

Then around 2:20 p.m., officers say shots were being fired from inside a car at First and Quail streets. A woman driving in the area at the time was hit in the neck. She was taken to the hospital and at last check was in serious condition.

A second victim was shot in the arm. Police say he walked into the emergency room on his own.

A 16-year-old boy was hurt in a third shooting Wednesday evening.

With the four shot Wednesday, the total number of people shot in Albany this month is 33.

The chief was out at the first two scenes Wednesday afternoon. With the increase in gun violence we're seeing in the city, he is calling for reinforcements to help turn things back around.

DIGITAL EXTRA: Full update on Albany shootings from Police Chief Eric Hawkins (before one of the victim's died)

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan released the following statement:

"I am outraged to learn of two more instances of gun violence occurring in the City of Albany. One shooting is too many, and the trend that we are experiencing is unacceptable and unbearable. Our residents deserve better, and our city deserves better.

Given the recent increase in violence, residents can expect to see an enhanced law enforcement presence in our city for the foreseeable future – including both members of the New York State Police and the Albany County Sheriff's Department.

The safety of our residents' is our top priority and we remain committed to the strategies we know are effective at disrupting violence.

Anyone with information regarding any of the recent violence is asked to call the Albany Detective Division at 518-462-8039. 100% anonymous tips may also be submitted online at Capital Region Crime Stoppers at www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app."

Here's a list NewsChannel 13 has compiled of some of the shootings in Albany this June:

June 1: 28-year-old man shot on Elizabeth Street between Catherine & Delaware. No arrest.

June 3: 25-year-old shot in abdomen at Grand & Van Zandt St. No arrest.

June 3: Two people shot in the legs at Judson & 2nd St. No arrest.

June 4: 10-year-old hit by stray bullet at New Hope Terrace. No arrest.

June 8: 23-year-old man shot in the torso, 29-year-old man shot in the foot on Central Avenue near Lexington. No arrest.

June 9: 18-year-old man and 62-year-old man shot in hands, 2nd St. near North Lake Avenue

June 11: 35-year-old man shot in the shoulder, Clinton St. near 2nd Avenue. No arrest.

June 13: 54-year-old man accidentally shot 10-year-old daughter in the back. 2nd Avenue. Arrest made.

June 16: 26-year-old man shot in the leg, Sheridan Avenue near Lark Street. No arrest

June 18: 52-year-old man shot in shoulder, 31-year-old man shot in leg, 2nd Street. near Judson Street. No arrest

June 18: 7 people shot near Albany St. and Broadway, one person grazed. No arrest

June 18: 21-year-old man shot in the leg on Westerlo Street near Grand Street. No arrest

June 18: 34-year-old man shot and killed on 3rd Street between North Lake Avenue and Quail Street. No arrest

June 18: 28-year-old man shot in the foot on 2nd Street and Judson

June 20: 23-year-old grazed in the head Grand and Elm Street. No arrest

June 20: 27-year-old shot in the torso, Sherman Street and Lexington Avenue. No arrest

June 20: 24-year-old man shot and killed. 30-year-old shot in arm, North Lake Avenue and 1st Street. No arrest

June 22: 33-year-old man shot on the leg, Woodlawn Avenue near Grove Avenue. No arrest

June 24: Man shot in the torso South Pearl Street and Morton Avenue. No arrest

June 24: Woman shot at 1st Street and Quail Street. Man shot in the arm. No arrest

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