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Albany police investigate North Swan Street shooting

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - A man in Albany is in very serious condition after police say he was shot in the head. The person responsible is still at large as of Tuesday night.

Police say they got the call around 1 a.m.

"When the officers arrived, they located a 29-year-old male who sustained a single gunshot wound to the head," said Steve Smith of the Albany Police Department.

Smith says the man found inside 55 N. Swan St. was taken to Albany Medical Center where he later died on Friday.

"There's still a lot of things that were still trying to piece together at this point. Right now, he's still trying to recover at the hospital but he is in very critical condition," Smith said Tuesday.

This comes after a summer of significant violence in the city of Albany.

"At this point the whole community is kind of numb," says Jamil Hood.

Hood is a member of Albany's Concerned Citizens, a group that has come together after these violent crimes.

"People need to grieve, so if they don't have an outlet to grieve and mourn or to get resources, then more violence erupts," Hood said.

The group decided to hold a prayer vigil following this latest shooting, which comes just two weeks after two men were shot at the same location, on the corner of N Swan and Third St.

"Right now it's unknown if the two are connected," Smith said. "We're certainly not ruling that out."

No one has been arrested in that investigation - and the same goes for this one. Smith says they need all the help they can get to find who's responsible.

"Somebody knows what happened last night and we need people to come forward so that our kids and families can enjoy this city without fear of a gun going off," Smith said.

Anyone with any information is urged to submit it anonymously through capitalregioncrimestoppers.com.

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