Police: 3-year-old child shot in Albany
July 18, 2019 06:09 PM
ALBANY - A 3-year-old boy in Albany is expected to be okay after being shot in the arm.
Police say it happened in the city's South End on Thursday afternoon.
Albany police Chief Eric Hawkins say the child was sleeping inside a daycare center, when a stray bullet pierced the wall and hit him. The police chief described it as a shootout in the streets.
At least eight small children were in the daycare center at the time. The police chief says anyone of them could have been hit.
As of late Thursday afternoon, police had several persons of interest in custody.
NewsChannel 13 continues to follow this story. We will bring you updates as we get them on WNYT.com and our future newscasts.
Chief Eric Hawkins: At least eight small children were in the daycare center, any one of them could have been hit. The entire neighborhood was placed at risk. pic.twitter.com/Mjss0HTt0H— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) July 18, 2019
BREAKING NEWS - ALBANY Police Chief Eric Hawkins: it was an atrocious act. 3-year child rushed to Albany Med after a stray bullet pierces the wall of a daycare center and struck him while he slept. pic.twitter.com/1taXBorvre— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) July 18, 2019
BREAKING NEWS - Several neighbors are saying the house were shots rang out in Albany’s South End is a daycare center and one of the young children was shot. pic.twitter.com/EkWABwLa5L— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) July 18, 2019
.@albanypolice are currently on the scene of a shots fired incident in which a 4 y/o child was struck in the arm. Injuries are non-life threatening. More info to follow. Media is asked to stage at 4th and Elizabeth. pic.twitter.com/rH74Rw4CiG— Steve Smith (@APDSmith) July 18, 2019
BREAKING NEWS - There appears to be two separate crime scenes blocked off in Albany’s South End. At Third Ave and Teunis St and at Third Ave and Alexander St pic.twitter.com/SQgmqXSUSs— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) July 18, 2019
BREAKING NEWS - Albany Police are at the scene of a reported shooting in the City’s South End. pic.twitter.com/uWLOXkYHr9— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) July 18, 2019
Updated: July 18, 2019 06:09 PM
Created: July 18, 2019 01:45 PM
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