Police investigate shooting near Troy campus

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Thomas Gleaton photo Two vehicles were damaged during the shooting at Woodale Apartments Monday night
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Two vehicles were damaged during the shooting at Woodale Apartments Monday night

Thomas Gleaton
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A shooting took place at Wooddale Apartments just outside Troy campus Monday night, according to the Troy city police.
“We’re investigating a shooting,” an officer at the scene of the incident said. “That’s all I can say.”
Two cars were damaged in the process, including one belonging to a member of Troy University staff, who wished not to be named.
A projectile struck the rear driver-side window and shattered it.
“On the one hand, I don’t feel like I’m in immediate danger, because I wasn’t targeted,” said Joey Hudson, a Troy alumnus and resident at Wooddale Apartments. “But on the other, it makes me question the safety of living in this area. I felt like I was caught in the crossfire, literally.”
According to witnesses at the scene, the shooting occurred about 7:45 p.m. on Monday night, and a victim was taken to the hospital. Around ten shots were fired.
Taira Mayo, a freshman exercise science major from Destin, Florida, said that she was at her boyfriend, Levi Clemmons’, apartment at Shady Oaks apartment complex, when the incident occurred. Shady Oaks is next to Wooddale.
“I was at my boyfriend’s apartment and we were sitting on the couch watching a YouTube video and we heard a group of guys being obnoxious but I didn’t pay much attention because they were always rowdy,” Mayo said. “So then they got loud and then suddenly got quiet and we heard a ton of shots, and Levi then went out after everything got quiet and I called the cops and then when the cops got there, they found 14 bullet pieces all over.
“One hit Levi’s wall of his apartment and broke a hole in the gutter.”
Kalie Weaver, a freshman criminal justice major from Chittenango, New York, said that she was with her friend driving near Trojan Village.
“We saw two cars going really fast around the corner then all of a sudden we heard like 15 gun shots one right after another,” Weaver said.
The Troy city police were not available for further comments.

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