8 arrested after shooting that injured 3-year-old

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany Police Department is investigating a shooting in the area of Third Avenue, Teunis, and Elizabeth Street.

Police say a 3-year-old boy was struck in the arm and received non-life threatening injuries.

During a press conference, Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins says the child was sleeping when a bullet went through the home, a closet, and into his arm.

Hawkins says they suspect there was a “shootout” between individuals.

According to Hawkins, the intended victims were walking down Third and Teunis and being followed by a dark-colored car. Someone then got out of the car and the intended victims ran toward Third and Elizabeth.

Eight people were subsequently arrested and taken into custody by Albany Police after they found and recovered a .45 caliber handgun, a .38 caliber revolver, and a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle from a search warrant that was issued.

All eight, including a 15-year-old and three 16-year-olds whose names will not be released due to their age, were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th .

Police canvassed the area looking for more video, witnesses, and shell casings.

At this time there have been no charges or arrests made in connection with the actual shooting incident and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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