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Hudson records its fifth shooting of 2021

Aug 03, 2021 6:00 am

Bill Williams Is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Hudson Police Department continues to investigate the most recent incident of shots fired in the city. The incident occurred Fri., Jul. 30, and is the fifth shooting to take place in Hudson since April and so far police have failed to make an arrest. HPD Chief L. Edward Moore said he believes all five clashes are connected. At about 6:45 p.m. on Friday, law enforcement responded to the 200 block of Prison Alley, which runs parallel to Warren Street on the city's north side, following multiple reports of gunshots in the area. Despite the recovery of only four shell casings, Moore opined that more than four shots were fired. One building was struck, but no cars were hit, and no injuries were reported, Moore said. Police focused their attention on an area between N. 3rd and N. 2nd streets.In addition to the Hudson police. The state police responded to the scene, as did the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office with its tracking dog. The first of the five shootings this year occurred on Robinson Street in April. Less than two weeks later, a shooting near N. 3rd Street and Long Alley resulted in a 20-year-old Hudson man being rushed to Albany Medical Center. During an afternoon in June, between six and 10 shots were fired on N. 5th Street. No people were struck, but there was property damage. Less than 24 hours later, an unidentified man was shot in the pelvis while standing outside of Building 13 at the Hudson Terrace Apartments on Front Street. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.