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Albany police respond to early Labor Day shooting

One injured in south Albany drive-by shooting

ALBANY — The Albany Police Department started off its Labor Day holiday investigating a shooting in south Albany, reports show.

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said the shooting occurred on the 900 block of Holloway Avenue. Initial reports said that one male was shot in the foot and side, and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Officers responded to the 900 block of Holloway Avenue in reference to gunfire and a victim shot, which is when it was discovered that the injured victim, Stanley Jones, 28, was on the way to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Banks said. Two other people were nearby when the shooting Jones when the assault occurred, but were not named by police.

Jones had a gunshot on the side of his chest and one in the right foot. The victims stated that they were standing in front of a residence at around 12:30 a.m. when a white or tan color Tahoe drove by shooting at them with long rifles, Banks said.

A spokeswoman at Phoebe said Jones was in fair condition at midday Monday.

Banks said that no other injuries were reported. There was no immediate word on suspects or what led to the shooting.

There were other aggravated assaults involving firearms in Albany over the weekend and into Monday on West Highland Avenue, West Whitney Avenue, West First Avenue and West Society Avenue. Further information was unavailable on those incidents on Monday due to the holiday.