Police investigate S. Pearl Street incident called shooting

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ALBANY – Police are investigating an incident that injured a man on South Pearl Street on Thursday evening.

Police spokesman Officer Steve Smith said an emergency call was received around 5 p.m. reporting a shooting along South Pearl Street near Rensselaer and South Ferry streets. Police found a 45-year-old man with a bleeding arm wound, Smith said.

The man was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment of the non-life-threatening injury, Smith said.

Police scour the neighborhood for witnesses or video surveillance of the incident. Smith said at this time it is still unclear how the man was injured, although the person who called police reported it as a shooting.

The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information about it is encouraged to come forward.