Police investigating the murder of 18-year-old female in Albany

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ALBANY, NY – Albany police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred this afternoon on Essex Street.On Monday, May 3, 2021 at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers responded to Essex Street just west of Rawson Street for reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers located evidence of gunfire, as well as an 18-year-old woman in the roadway who had been shot. The woman was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

At this time the investigation remains ongoing and the victim’s name will not be released until proper notifications have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-8039.100% anonymous tips may also be submitted online to Capital Region Crime Stoppers by visiting www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app.


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