Central Avenue fatal shooting
Police say multiple shots were fired Saturday night around 11:05 on the 500 block of Central Avenue between Partridge Street and Manning Boulevard.
When they arrived on the scene, they found a 33-year-old man who had been shot in the torso.
EMT did everything they could to treat him, but police say he died at Albany Med.
Albany resident Basil Shallow says he went to bed early. When he woke up, he was shocked to hear of another murder.
"I’m tired, tired of it, I’m saying what can be done, what can be done," he said.
Then NewsChannel 13 told him about a shooting that happened a little more than an hour later on the same street he was standing on. Police say around 12:20 Sunday morning, they received another call for shots fired around Madison Avenue and Trinity Place. They arrested the two men responsible and took away the two guns they were carrying illegally. No injuries were reported.
Basil says gun violence is not an issue unique to just his neighborhood. It’s happening everywhere, and it’s a problem he says that continues to go unresolved.
"Obviously there hasn’t been a change because there are still shootings, if there was some type of change, there’d be at least less shootings. I don’t see any slow-downs, just more and more shootings."
Five murders this year, five lives lost, and countless friends and family members affected.
Police tell NewsChannel 13 the investigation is ongoing and that if anybody saw the shooting or has information regarding the incident to please call the Albany Police Detective Division at (518) 462-8039.
Anonymous tips can also be sent to Capital Region Crime Stoppers online, or by calling 1-(833)-ALB-TIPS.