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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Schenectady resident fatally shot in Hamilton Hill on Tuesday


SCHENECTADY — A tragic incident occurred in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood on Tuesday night, resulting in the ‍death of a young man. Usman Pirzada, 21, was fatally shot‍ near‌ the Martin Luther King Jr. ⁢Elementary ⁣School, and succumbed to his injuries at Albany Medical Center early Wednesday morning.

The community is in shock and‍ mourning the⁤ loss of a promising young individual. The police responded to the scene promptly and are actively investigating the case. The safety of the neighborhood is a top priority, and the authorities ‌are urging anyone with information to come forward⁤ and assist in the investigation.

It is ‍crucial for the community to come⁢ together and support each other during ⁣this difficult time. The impact of such a tragic event is deeply⁣ felt, and it‍ is important⁣ for⁤ residents to unite and stand against violence in​ their neighborhood.

Our thoughts and‌ prayers are ‌with the family and ⁣friends of Usman Pirzada during‌ this heartbreaking time. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the police tip ‌line at (518) 788-6566.

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, a native of Schenectady, has returned to his hometown after several years of reporting in the Midwest. A graduate of Missouri School of Journalism, Alex is known for his empathetic approach to local news, covering everything from community events to local governance, always with an aim to bridge diverse perspectives.
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  1. Agree – My heart goes out to the victim’s loved ones during this difficult time. Violence like this is heartbreaking and needs to be addressed in our communities.

  2. Agree – This is a tragic incident that highlights the need for better community safety measures. My condolences to the victim’s family.


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