12 shot, 1 killed in a span of 24-hours, Albany police investigating string of shootings


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany Police are investigating five shootings that killed one man and left twelve others with non-life threatening injuries in the span of 24 hours.

9:30 p.m. Thursday: The latest in the string of shootings occurred at 9:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Police were made aware of the shooting after a 28-year-old man walked into the emergency room at Albany Medical Center around 9:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the foot.

The shooting took place at the intersection of Second and Judson Streets. This is the fifth shooting location in Albany within a span of 24 hours. One of those shootings earlier Thursday was a homicide.

4:00 PM Thursday: 34-year-old man has died Thursday afternoon in the hospital as a result of multiple gunshot wounds at a shooting on Third Street and Quail Street. Albany Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.

The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries from multiple gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead.

2:00 PM Thursday: At around 2 p.m. there was a shooting in the area of Westerlo and Grand Streets. A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and was transported to Albany Medical Center.

1:50 AM Thursday: Eight people sustained non-life threatening injuries in the area of Albany Street and Broadway just before 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

12:30 AM Thursday: About two hours before on Second Street and Judson, police found two others with gunshot wounds.

Police Chief Eric Hawkins told NEWS10 ABC that there has been roughly a 300 percent increase in gun violence this year in Albany.

In the past 24 hours a total of 13 people were shot— 12 injured and 1 killed.

Police said anyone with any information is asked to call 518-462-8039. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Capital Region Crime Stoppers online at www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app.

At Noon on Friday, Albany officials will be hosting a press conference to discuss the recent gun violence in the city.

Officials in attendance will be Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins, Hon. Jahmel Robinson, Hon. Kelly Kimbrough, Hon. Derek Johnson, Hon. Alfredo Balarin, and Hon. Sonia Frederick.

NEWS10 will be streaming the conference on air and online.


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