Troy police investigating shots fired

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Updated: 9/04 11:17 pm

LANSINGBURGH, N.Y. – Shots were fired on 6th Avenue and 105th Street in Lansingburgh Thursday afternoon.

Police are looking for a green SUV that was spotted leaving the scene.

NEWS10 ABC had a crew just down the block who was interviewing a neighbor about the spike in violence in Lansingburgh and the recent arrests that were made earlier this week in two homicide cases. Our crew heard gunfire at about 2:30 p.m.

Students from the high school nearby had just been released for the day, and a crowd of teens had gathered on a street corner. NEWS10 ABC Chief Photographer Bob Edwards saw the gunman's arm outstretched and the shots fired into the crowd. Our team immediately took cover and called 911.

As our crew ran to the corner, they captured a shot of the green SUV leaving the scene.

“What I saw was a man standing in the street with his arm straight out with something in his hand,” Edwards said.

Edwards said it appeared the man was shooting towards a group of teenagers.

“A black male from that vehicle exited the vehicle, let off some rounds,” Troy Police Captain Dan DeWolf said.

Police were on scene within minutes, interviewing witnesses, and looking at our video. While no one was injured in this latest incident, many said enough is enough.

"I want to throw up,” resident Linda Waters said. “I'm so sick and tired of this.”

Waters has children and is one of many Lansingburgh parents left concerned after this latest bout of violence.

Colleen Simmons lives down the street from the shooting. Her daughter was in school.

“My daughter sent me a text saying that they were under lockdown; that there were shots fired somewhere in the community,” she said.

Simmons said the most recent shooting is unsettling, and she has been living in fear.

"It's seems like every day there's something going on in this area. It used to be a nice neighborhood,” she said. “I grew up here. I've lived here my entire life. As a matter of fact, I was friends with the man who was murdered just a few weeks ago.”

Waters said she’s at her breaking point. She doesn’t know how the area can handle any more violence.

“That are taking place on a daily basis in our neighborhood where there are kids walking the streets, adults, and basically, you’re not even safe in your own home,” she said.

No arrests have been made in Thursday’s shooting. Police believe the green SUV might be a Ford Escape or Mercury Mountaineer.

Anyone with any information regarding the shooting is urged to contact police.

 

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