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Shooting leads Schenectady police to pot plants

May 30, 2014
Updated 11:06 p.m.
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Police investigate reports of a shooting on Schenectady's north side Friday afternoon. Officicials have confirm no injuries were reported.
Police investigate reports of a shooting on Schenectady's north side Friday afternoon. Officicials have confirm no injuries were reported.

— An investigation Friday into a shooting on the city’s Northside led to the discovery of a marijuana-growing operation, police said.

No injuries were reported in the shooting. One woman told police she was the one shot at, and three people were detained for questioning in the shooting.

Police responded to the area and took up positions looking for the shooter. That investigation led officers to a residence at 1643 Van Vranken Ave., near Kenwood Street. Police asked for and received consent to check the house for suspects, police Lt. Mark McCracken said.

“We were checking that house to make sure there was nobody else present inside. We obtained consent from an individual who was qualified to give consent, and in plain view were what appeared to be several marijuana plants both on the second and third floor,” McCracken said.

He did not have an immediate estimate on the number of plants. No one else was inside.

Police then held the house for further investigation by detectives, McCracken said. A police car remained stationed outside the house later.

The reports of shots came in just before noon in the 1600 block of Carrie Street. Police received multiple calls and confirmed shots were indeed fired.

Police also got a report of a gun discarded in a driveway on Carrie Street. They recovered the weapon.

Of those detained, one man was nabbed on Hattie Street, while a man and woman were found in the Van Vranken Avenue house. Police also took a car as possible evidence.

No charges were filed as of late Friday afternoon.

 
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