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Police: Fatal Shooting At Albany Bar Not A Hate Crime

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Authorities say a fatal shooting at an Albany bar popular with the LGBT community wasn't bias-related.

The Times Union of Albany reports police have said Thursday's early morning shooting at Rocks appears to be an isolated incident and not a hate crime.

Police say someone opened fire inside the bar around 2 a.m. Thursday, shooting four people. A man died at an Albany hospital, while the other three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

None of the victims' names have been released Friday. Police also haven't said what led to the shooting.

Michael Weidrich, executive director and CEO of the Pride Center of the Capital Region, said police assured him it wasn't a biased-related incident, but instead was "a personal issue between the people involved."

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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