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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Pellet gun firing investigation continues

SCHENECTADY – A police spokesman said Wednesday that an investigation into a gunshot shooting that occurred on the morning of October 1 on Clinton Street is ongoing.

Officers respond to a Clinton Street pub that a 57-year-old man was shot in the leg just after 2 a.m.

The victim, who police say was drunk, told police he was shot as he was leaving a bar, but did not know where it had come from.

Police said what was originally suspected to be a shotgun wound, while he was at Ellis Hospital, turned out to be a pellet gun injury.

No one has been arrested.

The owner of the Clinton Street pub said the shooting did not take place in or near his business, which he had closed at the time.

“The victim was shot in the leg with a pellet gun at another location and went to seek shelter at the Clinton Street pub,” the owner said in a statement. “Finding it closed, the victim knocked on the window to attract the attention of a staff member who was cleaning before leaving for the night. The staff member identified the victim as a local resident and patron and called 911 for assistance and let him in.

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