Weekend party leaves one person dead, and another injured

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Albany police say nearly 200 people were at 136 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning, when someone opened fire, killing Fareed Sanders and leaving another woman with a gunshot wound to the ankle.

NewsChannel 13 has learned the commercial property, which had been undergoing renovations, is being turned into a banquet facility. However, the owner has no CO-certificate of occupancy – and no work permits. The business was ordered Tuesday to cease all operations.

This marks the second weekend in a row the city has seen gun violence erupting in a large crowd. Last week, it was on Hudson Avenue in the city’s Pine Hills Neighborhood.

Public Information Officer Steve Smith says whether these parties are spread by word-of-mouth or through social media, party hosts need to take their responsibility seriously.

The search for the shooter continues, and authorities are looking for video, either from a private cell phone or nearby business surveillance cameras, to help track down leads.