GLOVERSVILLE - The condition of the victim in last week's apparent accidental shooting has been upgraded, and she was released from the intensive care unit at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
City police were able to interview 20-year-old Danielle Shonfarber on Monday.
Capt. of Detectives Anthony Clay said police are following up on several leads developed during the investigation.
A resident of 174 Spring St., a rental property where the shooting occurred, has been charged with attempting to tamper with evidence, but police have not charged anyone yet in the actual shooting.
Police say they know who brought the rifle to the apartment and who was handling it when it discharged, but charges are pending further investigation.
"We are continuing to follow up several leads developed during the course of the investigation to determine the extent of responsibility of the individuals involved, including the role alcohol and other circumstances played in the incident," Clay said.
City police around 4:30 a.m. Thursday responded to a report of a gunshot victim at the Spring Street residence, where they found Shonfarber with a gunshot wound to her torso.
She was transported by the Ambulance Service of Fulton County to a medical helicopter, which took her to Albany Medical Center. She underwent emergency surgery.
Authorities said several people in the apartment reported the rifle that shot Shonfarber accidentally fired when it was hit by an object.
After working with the Fulton County District Attorney's office to obtain a search warrant on Thursday, police recovered the rifle, which was hidden before police arrived, as well as more than 50 other pieces of evidence.
The State Police Forensic Identification Unit and city police executed the search warrant issued by City Court Judge John Clo.
Officers stationed at the crime scene waiting for the search warrant found the upstairs apartment's tenant, Michael Perreault, 23, trying to sneak through a wooded area in the backyard back to his apartment.
Police said he already had been interviewed, released after refusing to cooperate and told to stay away from the residence.
He was charged with attempted tampering with physical evidence and obstructing governmental administration - both misdemeanor counts.
Neighbors in the residential area near Gloversville's high school, middle school and McNab Elementary School said the two-family house is the site of many disturbances.
The two-story rental property is owned by Mohammad Mustafa, who has an Albany address, according to Fulton County tax-map data.