10 arrested following Albany mass shooting

10 arrested following Albany mass shooting

People were charged with weapon possession after being found inside private club

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ALBANY — Ten people have been arrested on weapons possession charges following a mass shooting at a private club on Saturday that left an Afghan war veteran dead and six others injured.

Detectives located 10 individuals inside of the venue known as The Lounge @ 117 and recovered two loaded 9mm handguns.

All 10 were charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, city police announced on Tuesday. 

Police executed the search warrant immediately following the shooting, and the suspects remained at the scene.

"Those people were occupying the building at the time," said Albany police spokesman Steve Smith.

The charges stem from the two firearms that were retrived in the building, Smith said. 

Seven of the suspects, who range in age from 29 to 54, live in Troy; the three others live in Albany, Schenectady and Ballston Spa. All were arraigned Sunday in Albany City Criminal Court.

The slaying of Alexander Bolton, 29, remains unsolved and the investigation is ongoing, police said. The six other shooting victims got medical treatment for what authorities said appeared to be non-life threatening gunshot wounds to their extremities. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Division at 518-462-8039. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Capital Region Crime Stoppers online by visiting capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app.

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