Questions remain over what led to Glens Falls shooting

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A back-and-forth emerged Friday over an incident in Glens Falls where two people were shot in what police called an attempted break-in.

NewsChannel 13 was the only station at the scene on Dix Avenue and Cherry Street, which was clear Friday. Police and the city said two people who were shot remained at Albany Medical Center for treatment.

NewsChannel 13 has learned the investigators processing the scene, seen in protective suits, were from the New York State Police, assisting Glens Falls Police.

Local defense attorney Daniel Smalls on Friday called into question police’s version of events. Smalls is representing one of the people who was shot. Smalls said his client was shot twice from behind, and said he believed it to be premature for police to call the incident an attempted break-in.

As NewsChannel 13 reported Thursday, an attorney for the person suspected of firing the gun said the people inside the home were blindsided by people trying to break into their home.

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Detective-Lieutenant Seth French of the Glens Falls Police Department told NewsChannel 13 the incident started at another location.

“There was a separate incident, a separate location that took place where a get-together of some sort was, that’s where the argument started, which led back to 29 Dix Ave,” he said.

Asked about the involved parties’ relationship to one another, Detective-Lieutenant French said, “I don’t have exact details I can release on that. From our understanding in the investigation, they were known to each other, and all the subjects involved did know of each another.”

Police have released little information and said Friday their investigation continued.