The new year is just beginning and the Capital Region started the year off with a very violent weekend.

With 2021 just hours old the Capital Region saw violence in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy.

As we say goodbye to 2020, and hope for a brighter new year, not everyone was on board. People are out attacking other people with machetes and guns.

CBS 6 reports On Sunday, around 5 o’clock in the morning, an extremely violent event took place. A 24-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was the victim of an attack that led to some of his fingers being partially detached. The suspect used a machete in this incident. No arrests were made in this incident.

In Albany, a 46-year old man was shot in the leg around 2:30 on Sunday morning. The man was found with a gunshot wound to his leg outside of a home on Central Avenue. No arrest was made in this incident either.

In Schenectady, in the area of Congress Street and Seventh Ave., two separate shootings occurred in just 20 hours. Both victims in this incident were shot in the shoulder. No arrests were made in either of these shootings.

Police Chief Eric Hawkins vows to address the issue of violence and he pledged to get the people responsible off of streets. He said, “This is a great community with great people, and people who deserve to have safe neighborhoods and deserve to have their children go out and play and not worry about violence and we’re going to make sure that we address that.”

This is a horrible way to start a new year because 2020 was a bad year that most people were glad to leave behind. We can not continue to attack, kill, and maim each other if we want to see our community thrive.

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