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Investigation underway for shooting and collision on Elmer Avenue in Schenectady


Schenectady Police Investigate Shots Fired Incident and Car Crash

SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady police are currently investigating a concerning incident that took place on Elmer Avenue Monday evening.

According to a press release, officers responded at 9:47 p.m. to the 100 block of Elmer for reports of a car that crashed into a house. Simultaneously, there were also 911 callers reporting gunfire.

Upon arriving, police found a vehicle that had driven onto a lawn and struck a front porch. It was determined that the crash occurred after the vehicle was shot at by two unknown suspects who were on foot. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

During the investigation, one shell casing was found at the scene, according to police. No one was taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police department tipline at 518-788-6566. The police department emphasized that any assistance from the community with investigating this incident is greatly appreciated.

It is crucial for the community to come together and support the police in their efforts to ensure the safety and security of the neighborhood.

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: Tragic and senseless events like these highlight the need for increased safety measures in our communities. #JusticeForVictims

    Disagree: Let’s not jump to conclusions before all the facts are known. #WaitForDetails

    Uncaring: Just another day in the city. #NotSurprised


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