Police, district attorney call for end to Albany gun violence

WNYT Staff
Created: June 05, 2020 06:19 PM

ALBANY - A 10-year-old boy in Albany continues recovering after police say he was shot by a stray bullet late Thursday.


This isn't the first time a child has been shot in Albany while innocently sitting inside their home. Now police and the district attorney's office are turning to the public for help.

Police say they believe at least two people were involved, but all they have at this time is a vague description of the suspect and a vehicle possibly involved.

As investigators continue to search for a motive and attempt to obtain video surveillance, Police Chief Eric Hawkins joined District Attorney David Soares on Friday to ask the community to come forward with information.

Hawkins said it's troubling that so far this year, to date there have been three times as many confirmed shots fired, shooting victims, and shooting incidents as compared to last year.

Soares pointed to a gun buyback program launched last week with Pastor Charlie Muller and the Victory Christian Church that has taken nine guns off the street, but their efforts alone are not enough. They need the community's help.

Hear them discuss more of their concerns, by watching the video of Karen Tararache's story.

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