Albany man shot while sleeping on couch

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Albany police say a man was shot from the street while sleeping on the couch in his First Street apartment Thursday morning.

Officers responded to the 500-block of First Street around 2:25 a.m. Thursday for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found the 43-year-old male victim had been shot three times in the leg by an unknown individual(s) while he was sleeping.

Police say evidence from the
scene indicates that several shots were intentionally fired through a window
from outside the home.

The victim was treated
on scene and transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life threatening
injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information is
asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at (518)
462-8039.

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