ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It was a violent weekend in Albany after four shootings in three days.
Police are still searching for suspects in multiple weekend shootings across Albany, and questions remain unanswered.
“In our city, we don’t have random acts of violence where we have four people shot in a 48-hour time period,” Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox said.
Cox is concerned about the uptick in crime; however, he doesn’t think the shootings were random acts.
“Any time anybody fires a gun, somebody innocent could get hit,” he said.
Currently, police believe the shootings may be linked.
“I have a very hard time believing that these are not connected and that they’re certainly not random,” Cox said.
Neighbors said they are being extra cautious since no one is in custody in connection to the shootings.
“Be aware of their surroundings; be aware of who they’re around; their people they hand out with,” neighbor Jerome Debloatch said. “You have to choose your friends wisely. That’s just the way life is right now.”
Police are also pleading with the public and with victims for help in identifying the shooters.
“When somebody is shot, usually, they know who shot them, so we would like for them to tell us exactly what happened, so we can get the individuals that are terrorizing our neighborhoods off our streets and in jail where they belong,” Cox said.