SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Schenectady police say two children and a woman were shot at a home on Union Street near Brandywine Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, the victims are a 7-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl and a 35-year-old woman, all currently in stable but guarded condition. Police Chief Eric Clifford says officers were called to the home for a possible domestic incident just before 1 p.m.
When police arrived, they found the two children and one adult with a gunshot wound.
“We knew that the suspect was possibly in the house and that there was an infant child in the house,” Clifford said.
He says the 1-year-old infant was unharmed and taken to the hospital for an evaluation. An intense manhunt immediately ensued with neighboring police agencies and the state police called in.
At about 3:18 p.m., police say they located and arrested the suspect in the Hamilton Hill area. They say he was taken into custody with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but he is alive in stable condition.
Police identified the suspect as 47-year-old DeShawn Howard.
“It was a phone call to our dispatch center that gave us a tip on that,” Clifford said.
Right now, police won't say how the suspect is connected to the victims at the home. They also won't comment on a motive.
Police haven't announced the charges Howard could be facing.
Meanwhile, some family members stopped by the home later in the afternoon. They didn't want to speak on camera but tell Spectrum News all they're asking for right now are prayers.