NEWS RELEASE DETAILS

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 8th, 2005 / 11:25 AM
SUBJECT:MAN SHOT IN LEG @ CITY PARK / UNCOOPERATIVE

Detectives are investigating the shooting of a 19-year-old Schenectady man that occurred at about 4:30 Thursday afternoon at Jerry Burrell Park in Hamilton Hill.

Victor Toomer stated that he was playing basketball in the park when he heard gunshots and then felt something hit him in his left leg. A family member drove Toomer to St. Clare’s Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his leg. His injury is not life threatening.

At this time, we do not know the circumstances of the shooting. Toomer is not cooperating.

There is no description of the shooter(s).

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 382-5263.