Updated 06/14/2011 06:17 AM
Investigation continues into fatal shooting of Schenectady teen
A Schenectady teen is being remembered while police are looking for whoever killed him. Eddie Stanley, 15, was shot and killed over the weekend. Our Megan Cruz joined us from Schenectady with the latest.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- There is still a lot of unanswered questions, but police say they are doing everything they can and not giving up.
Police remained on sscene Monday where 15-year-old Eddie Stanley was shot and killed early Sunday morning.
"From what we know, there was a house party. Shots were fired," said Pat Leguire, Assistant Chief of Investigative Services for the Schenectady Police Department.
Leguire says it is unknown how many shots were fired, but at least five hit Stanley. His death is the city's first homicide this year.
"All hands are on deck and we'll try to get this one solved as soon as we can," Leguire said.
Family members stopped by the station Monday to make sure they do.
"As of right now, they don't have enough evidence. They're trying to get people to talk, but they ain't talking," said Shantisa Gentry, Stanley's cousin.
"A lot of people fled the scene after the shooting, so now we need to track them down and talk to them," Leguire said.
He says they've lined up over 40 people to question. They're also looking at surveillance cameras of surrounding street for any leads.
"Can't nobody say they didn't see anything. Everybody was there. You had to see something," Gentry said.
And people continue to mourn Stanley's death by visiting where the shooting took place. But without more details of what happened, their sadness and frustrations continue to grow.
"It sucks. It really sucks. It's not a good feeling at all. He didn't deserve this. This wasn't for him," said Jallah Tarvar.
Tarvar played basketball with Stanley at Schenectady High. He says his death was senseless.
"They think they gotta get guns. That's not cool. They took a 15-year-old's life. He didn't even get to live his life yet," Tarvar said.
As friends continue grieve, they say gun violence has become all too common.
"Everyone used to go to parties and have fun without someone getting killed the next day," said Stanley's girlfriend, Tyasia Hogan.
"If you need to fight, just fight, but live to see another day," Tarvar said.
So again, police are asking people to come forward with any information. You can call their tips line at (518) 788-6566.