ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Saturday, August 28, around 10:40 p.m., police responded to the area of Sherman Street and Henry Johnson Boulevard for reports of shots fired.
Police said they discovered shots had been fired near that location. Police found a 46-year-old man in 100 block of Elk Street, with a gunshot wound to the hand.
In addition, police said a call came in shortly after, for gunshots in the area of Hudson Avenue and Henry Johnson Blvd. A 42-year-old man was discovered there with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was treated at the scene by emergency medical services and transported to Albany Medical Center.
Staff from Albany Medical Center also notified police that two men, ages 17 and 25, entered the emergency room with gunshot wounds. The 17-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the upper leg and the 25-year-old to his back. Subsequently, a 48-year-old man also walked into Albany Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
At this time, their injuries all appear to be non-life-threatening, Police said.
Albany Police said through its investigation, it was determined that all five men were shot during the incident on Sherman Street near Henry Johnson Boulevard.
A separate shooting incident occurred in the area of Grand Street and Madison Avenue, on Sunday, August 29, around 12 a.m. Police said they found evidence consistent with gunshots being fired.
Shortly after, staff from Albany Medical Center Hospital notified police that a 31-year-old man entered the emergency room with a gunshot wound to his torso and ankle.
At this time both incidents remain under investigation, police said it is unknown if they are connected.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Division at (518)462-8039.
Anonymous tips may also be submitted online to Capital Region Crime Stoppers by visiting www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app.