Overnight shootings injure 9 people in Albany

WNYT Staff
Updated: June 18, 2020 03:18 PM
Created: June 18, 2020 05:18 AM

ALBANY - Nine people were shot in Albany early Thursday morning. Police say it was two separate shootings.

The first shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. at Second Street, near Judson Street. Police said a 52-year-old man was shot in the shoulder.

Shortly after, a 31-year-old man walked into Albany Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police say he was also shot on Second Street.

Both victims are expected to recover.

Just before 2 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot on Albany Street and Broadway.

As officers responded to the scene, staff from Albany Memorial Hospital told police that two other men walked into the hospital with gunshot wounds to their lower body.  

Staff from Albany Medical Center also called police because four more men, ages 21, 22, 23, and 35, walked into their emergency room with gunshot wounds.

They are all expected to survive. 

"It is unacceptable, it is inappropriate to settle differences with handguns. It's going to take more than just police strategies and practices and patrol patterns. That's part of that clearly, but clearly we need a change in mindset of men and women using weapons in order to resolve conflicts," said Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins.

Police do not have any suspects at this time. The shootings are under investigation.

The Albany Police Department is asking anyone with any information to contact them at (518) 462-8039, or submit an anonymous tip to Capital Region Crime Stoppers.

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