Albany police investigate series of violent crimes

July 05, 2018 05:44 PM

Albany police are trying to solve a homicide and several shootings. Police tell NewsChannel 13 six people were shot overnight in the city, Wednesday into Thursday.

The first shooting happened on Sheridan Avenue. The second shooting was on Washington Avenue. Then around 1 a.m., four people were hit by gunfire in the area of First Street and Lexington Avenue. About an hour later, a man was stabbed to death at an apartment on Orange Street.

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"There was no shortage of cops out last night. It was Fourth of July. It's a very busy night in the city for us. There were cops everywhere," explained Albany Police spokesman Steve Smith. "There's still incidents occurring and it takes the community to work with us to quell violence. If you know somebody who's going to be involved in violence, if you know somebody has a gun, if you know somebody is going to fire off a gun in this city, you need to call the police. We need to ostracize these people from our community. People in this community should be angry. Six people were shot last night. It's unacceptable."

If you don't want to call the police, you can send an anonymous tip through Capital Region Crime Stoppers. There is also a P3 Tips app.

Albany police also took two loaded handguns off the street, including a .357 revolver.


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