UPDATE: Albany police release the name of the homicide victim: Nyjawuan Thomas, 21, of Troy. The original article appears below:

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon in the area of South Pearl Street and Morton Avenue, which is right near the Albany Police South Station located on Arch Street.

Steve Smith, the Public Information Officer for Albany Police, says the male victim was shot in the torso and taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Albany Police officers were still on scene as of 2 p.m.