Weekend party leaves one person dead, and another injured

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.