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10 arrested in Albany shooting that left 1 dead, 6 injured

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ALBANY — Albany police have arrested 10 people in connection with a shooting at an illegal social club that left one man dead and six other men injured.

Each of the 10 was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said in a news release Tuesday. Information on attorneys for the suspects was not available.

The victims were shot at about 11 p.m. Saturday at a building on North Lake Avenue, police said. Officers responding to a report of shots fired found 29-year-old Alexander Bolton of New Bedford, Massachusetts, with a gunshot wound to the torso. Bolton was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Six other men, ranging in age from 25 to 42, were treated at the hospital for gunshot wounds, police said. Their injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Two loaded 9mm guns were recovered at the scene, police said.

City officials said the venue where the mass shooting took place was an unpermitted social club.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan said officials had been citing the building for more than a year, according to the Times Union.

David Galin, Sheehan’s chief of staff, said an investigation “uncovered multiple code violations as well as unpermitted work that rendered the building unsafe.”

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