Still on the loose. Troy Police are still looking for those responsible for a recent string of gun violence in the city. Since September 3rd, there have been three shootings and police say it's because of an ongoing fight between two rival groups. In the middle of all this is a family on 5th Avenue. Our Megan Cruz has their story.
TROY, N.Y. -- Rose Kelliebrew has had enough. Her 5th Avenue home has been shot at twice in the past two weeks: Once on September 3rd, the other, this past Monday night.
That second time, her six- and seven-year-old sons had been inside.
"Ii didn't even get scared at first because I didn't think it had anything to do with me. I don't have problems with nobody," Kelliebrew said.
Troy police say it's not her who's being targeted.
"No idea at all and that's the part that scares me," said Alex Wilson.
Instead, Kelliebrew said police told her the bullets were meant for her 20-year-old nephew Alex Wilson and her 18-year-old son, saying they're involved in an ongoing gun fight between two groups. Three incidents in total, the two at the house, the third back on September 5th when a 21-year-old was shot in the torso by 6th Avenue and Swift Street.
"We know drugs is part of the lifestyle of the people we're looking at, but it's not fair to say that drugs were necessarily the cause here. It could be something as simple as someone disrespecting someone's significant other, it could be over money," said Troy Police Captain John Cooney.
The family says it's not drugs.
Wilson said, "No we're back on our bills, there's no drugs being sold, there's nothing."
Wilson stressing he has no enemies.
"Not that I know of, but apparently I do," he said.
Kelliebrew says she believes her nephew, so does Pastor Willie Bacote. He says he's known this family for many years.
"Faithful group of people, honest individuals. Rose's kids are exceptional," Bacote said.
Residents say they're on edge with all the gun violence.
"They don't use their fists anymore. It's always guns, now so I'm not, I'm ready to move."
Troy Police say they're on the case.
Cooney said, "Our detectives are up there, we've enlisted the help of other agencies, and one thing our citizens need to remember is that the most effective way to do our work at times is not to be seen doing our work."