NEWS RELEASE DETAILS

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 29th, 2004 / 10:40 PM
SUBJECT:MAN SHOT ON EASTERN AVENUE

Detectives are investigating the shooting of a 26-year-old man that occurred just before 7 p.m. this evening in front of 780 Eastern Avenue.

The victim was walking west on Eastern Avenue when he was approached from behind and shot several times by at least one black male armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The victim was treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics and airlifted to Albany Medical Center. He is currently in stable condition.

The shooter has not been located. The only description available at this time is that he is 61 with a thin build.

No other information is available at this time.