Monday, October 12, 2020

It Happened Last Night

Gossips received a few reports about this today from people who heard the shots. Just now, this press release arrived from the Hudson Police Department.
Sunday evening 10/11/20 at about 10:59 p.m. HPD received numerous calls regarding a shot fired in the vicinity of the 200 block of Columbia Street near North 2nd Street. A few hours later, at 2:33 a.m. Monday morning, we received many reports of 4 to 5 shots fired in the area of lower Columbia Street between Long & Rope Alley.
This morning HPD uniform offices and Detectives canvassed the area, interviewing neighbors, reviewing various security videos, and searching for evidence. Shell casings have been recovered.
Chief Ed Moore made the following comment: "We are making positive progress in this case. Many neighbors called the station immediately to report the incidents. Residents and businesses have been cooperating by sharing video surveillance. I think there is a good chance we will make an arrest. This is a felony investigation, anyone with information is encouraged to call our Detectives at (518)828-3388.”

Location in Rope Alley where shell casings were found


  1. But let's "defund" the police. Yeah. Good idea.

  2. While those shots were being fired, someone got in my parked, unlocked car on N 6th street and took some stuff. Be sure your doors are locked, folks. B Huston

  3. Could now be the time to install video cameras throughout Hudson and monitored by HPD

  4. What we seem to forget in this era of "community policing" is the community obligation. Where are our political leaders? Instead of throwing stones at the police, they should be walking the streets of their wards, talking to the community, asking why this violence is so prevalent and what the community can do about it.

  5. It is not surprising to me that casings were found in that location of Rope Alley, when there is a hard drug supermarket in an empty lot that is open to the alley, with the residences red tagged and padlocked as uninhabitable and thus vacant. I have asked the powers that be to fence off that empty open back yard lot where nothing is off limits, so far without success. I hope it does not "require" a homicide on Rope Alley to cause that happen.

    To my recollection, all the gun fire incidents in the past few years, and the three or so homicides, have all been the product of drug deals gone bad.