Third shooting occurs in Troy

Thomas Gleaton
Chief Copy Editor

According to Troy city police, two shootings took place Monday night, and a third occurred on Wednesday morning.

“We’re investigating a shooting,” said an officer at the scene of the first incident at Wooddale Apartments. “That’s all I can say.”

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 15 shots were fired, and two cars were damaged.

According to a report from the Troy Messenger, which spoke with Lt. Brian Weed of the Troy Police Department, one victim was taken to the hospital with “a non-life-threatening injury.”

Taira Mayo, a freshman exercise science major from Destin, Florida, said that she was with her boyfriend, Levi Clemmons, at his 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 gunshots, one right after another,” Weaver said.

A second shooting took place at 9 on Monday night near Washington Street Park, according to the same Messenger story.

“Officers arrived on the scene to find one victim who also received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound,” Weed told the Messenger.

Wednesday morning, a third shooting occurred, around 11:30 a.m. at Elmwood Apartments.

According to the Messenger, Troy police confirmed that a female victim was taken to the hospital with “possible life-threatening injuries.”

The Troy city police were not available for further information.

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