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ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING INCIDENT

July 18, 2019

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION 19-055 
 
For Immediate Release                                                                        July 18, 2019  
 
ALBANY, NY – Albany police are investigating an incident of shots fired in which a three-year-old boy was struck by a bullet. 
 
On Thursday, July 18th at approximately 1:15 p.m., officers responded to the area of Third Avenue and Teunis Street for a report of shots fired. Shortly after the call, a second call was received for reports of a child who had been shot inside of a home near the corner of Third Avenue and Elizabeth Street.  
 
Preliminarily, it appears that a group had fired several shots on Third Avenue and one of the rounds fired struck a home at the corner of Third Avenue and Elizabeth Street. As a result, the round entered a room where a threeyear-old child was sleeping and he sustained a gunshot wound to his arm.  
 
The child was treated at the scene by medical personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  
 
At this time the incident remains under investigation. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-8039. 
 
Those who wish to provide anonymous information may also submit tips to Capital Region Crime Stoppers at www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app.  
 
To watch Chief Hawkin’s press briefing on Facebook please click:  
 
 
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