Police investigating murder-suicide in Schodack

Dan Levy and WNYT Staff
Updated: January 14, 2021 08:18 AM
Created: January 14, 2021 06:51 AM

Three people are dead and a fourth person is fighting for their life after a murder-suicide in Schodack.  

The emergency 911 call came in around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Schodack police officers, who were already in the neighborhood on an unrelated call, sped to the home on Angelo Avenue.  Upon arrival, they made a gruesome discovery.

“We located three deceased victims, and one victim was transported to Albany Medical Center with a gunshot wound,” Schodack Police Chief John Hourigan said. “We are not seeking any suspects at this time, he added.

Of the four ambulances that left the scene, the last three had their lights and sirens off. By then, evidence technicians and BCI investigators were already hard at work.

“We’re very preliminary involved in this investigation. It is the very early stages. We do anticipate having quite a bit more information, probably within the next 24 hours,” said Captain Richard O’Brien, New York State Police.

Sources tell NewsChannel 13 that a man shot his wife, mother in-law, and his daughter, and then turned the gun on himself.

NewsChannel 13’s Dan Levy asked investigators if all the shootings took place inside the house.

“We believe so, but again, it’s very early in the investigation, Captain O’Brien responded. “I can’t say that with confirmation.”

Police would not comment on if they had previously responded to any calls at the house.

They stress the public is not in any danger, and they are not seeking any other individuals connected to the investigation.

However, they do have quite a bit of police work left in order to piece together a motive.

“We’ll delve into neighborhood interviews, family friends, background, some employment, co-workers,” the captain said.

This is a developing story. NewsChannel 13 will continue to provide updates as soon as they become available.

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