Police: Fa­tal shoot­ing at gay bar wasn’t bias-re­lated

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Au­thor­i­ties say a fa­tal shoot­ing at an Al­bany bar pop­u­lar with the LGBT com­mu­nity wasn’t bias-re­lated.

The Times Union of Al­bany re­ported police have said Thurs­day’s early morn­ing shoot­ing at Rocks ap­pears to be an iso­lated in­ci­dent and not a hate crime.

Police say some­one opened fire in­side the bar around 2 a.m. Thurs­day, shoot­ing four peo­ple. A man died at an Al­bany hos­pi­tal, while the other three vic­tims suf­fered non-lifethreat­en­ing in­juries.

None of the vic­tims’ names have been re­leased Fri­day. Police also haven’t said what led to the shoot­ing.

Michael Wei­drich, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor and CEO of the Pride Cen­ter of the Cap­i­tal Re­gion, said police as­sured him it wasn’t a bi­ased-re­lated in­ci­dent, but in­stead was “a per­sonal is­sue be­tween the peo­ple in­volved.”

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