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21-year-old Usman Pirzada killed in Schenectady shooting

This incident is now being investigated as a homicide.



The victim has now been identified as 21 year old Usman Pirzada from Schenectady NY. He was pronounced deceased early this morning at Albany Medical Center.

This incident is now being investigated as a homicide. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time.

Original Report:

On December 19th, 2023 at approximately 8:49 P.M., members of the Schenectady Police Department responded to the area of Lincoln Avenue near Steuben Street for a report of a person shot.

Upon arrival they located a victim that appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. Several shell casings were also located.

The victim was transported to Albany Medical Center for his injuries. The extent of the injuries to the victim is unknown.

Members of the Schenectady Police Department’s Detective Division and Evidence Technician Unit are actively investigating this incident.

Further details will be released when they become available.

If anyone has information in regards to this incident please contact the Schenectady Police Department tips line at (518) 788-6566. Any assistance from the community with investigating this incident is greatly appreciated.