DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 30th, 2004 / 03:30 PM

Detectives continue to investigate the shooting of a 26-year-old Schenectady resident that occurred just before 7 p.m. Friday evening in front of 780 Eastern Avenue.

The victim Handiel Tesheira was walking west on Eastern Avenue when he was approached from behind by 2 black males armed with semi-automatic handguns who shot him multiple times. Tesheira was treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics and airlifted to Albany Medical Center. At this time, he is in critical condition.

The shooters ran from the scene and have not been located. The only description available at this time is that one of them is 6 tall with a thin build.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unknown.

Anyone who has information about the shooting is requested to call 382-5263.

No other information is available at this time.