NEWS RELEASE DETAILS

DATE/TIME: Monday, December 26th, 2005 / 09:45 PM
SUBJECT:SHOTS FIRED INTO HOUSE STRIKE WOMAN IN BACK

Detectives are investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old city woman that occurred at 515 Mumford Street at about 4:00 this afternoon.

Navasia Degroate, of Robinson Street, was visiting when someone on the street fired multiple shots from a handgun into the residence and one of the shots struck Degroate in the back. She was conscious when treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department and then transported to Albany Medical Center. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Several other people inside the house at the time were not injured.

The reason for the shooting and who the intended target was are not yet known.