Albany police ask for community’s help in combating gun violence

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As gun violence continues to plague Albany, police said they need the community’s help as they work to maintain a safe city.

Albany police provided updated shooting numbers on Wednesday afternoon. So far this year, the city has seen 53 shootings and 73 victims. Fourteen of those people were killed.

This time last year, the city saw 78 shootings with 103 victims, 15 people were killed.

According to APD, that’s about a 35% decrease this year in gun violence. The department is encouraging people to continue working with police to provide information if you have it. To report crimes, you can call Albany Police or submit an anonymous tip to Capital Region Crime Stoppers.