ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police are investigating a stabbing Tuesday afternoon that sent a 16-year old to the hospital.
Around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Albany police said they were called to the area of North Manning Boulevard and 3rd Street for a shooting, but the incident was actually a stabbing.
Police said a 16-year-old male was found lying on the ground near North Manning and Manning Boulevard. He was suffering from serious injuries after being stabbed in the torso, according to police.
The teen was taken to Albany Medical Center with unknown condition.
Investigators took pictures of the scene and collected items for evidence, including a sweatshirt found on the ground.
Parents were concerned as they waited for their children to get off a school bus. Michael Townsend said he didn’t want his grandchildren to see that type of violence in their neighborhood.
“It’s unconscionable that this goes on every day like this, and these are kids,” he said.
“There’s too many kids doing too much stuff that kids ain’t supposed to be doing,” Townsend said.
Townsend said the stabbing wasn’t the first time his granddaughter had been extremely close to violent acts in the city.
“There was a guy that was shot over in the park I think last year or the year before, and my granddaughter and three of her friends were about 12 feet from the guys that did the shooting,” he said. “Definitely not something I want them to see. The only time that you should have to see that type of stuff is if you’re in the military and go in combat.”
Police said they do not have any information on a suspect.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Albany police.