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Churchill: When Albany children lie down to sleep

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ALBANY — The bullet entered the daycare on a winter day, traveling through one classroom and into another.

Thank God it was nap time. Thank God the children under Demetris Barrett's care were laying low. Because if they had been standing? If they had been playing?

Barrett doesn't want to think about what might have happened.

Infinite Care, as her center is called, is on Quail Street in Albany's West Hill neighborhood. The bullet that entered her building and threatened the safety of her children was intended for Anthony Malloy, a 35-year-old father of three who died from a spray of bullets on that January day in 2018.

Across town, in a different section of Albany, a bullet entered another daycare last week, only this time a child was hit and hurt.

Two guys were walking up Third Avenue in the South End on Friday when other young males, wearing masks, jumped out of a car and opened fire. It reads like something out of a movie, but the scene was unfortunately real.

The first pair ran and the second group followed, with guns blazing. One bullet entered the........

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