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Troy Police: Shots fired into 'targeted' 5th Ave. apartment

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The front window at 151 5th Avenue in Troy that was struck by a gunshot Monday night (NEWS10 ABC) The front window at 151 5th Avenue in Troy that was struck by a gunshot Monday night (NEWS10 ABC)
The front window at 151 5th Avenue in Troy that was struck by a gunshot Monday night (NEWS10 ABC) The front window at 151 5th Avenue in Troy that was struck by a gunshot Monday night (NEWS10 ABC)

TROY, N.Y. - The Troy Police Department says six shots were fired at an apartment on 5th Avenue Monday night.

Troy Police Captain John Cooney says bullets went flying into the second floor apartment of 151 5th Avenue, between 102nd and 103rd Streets, around 8 p.m. as part of a "targeted shooting." Four shots went through the window and two into the building.

The building was occupied by residents at the time of the incident, though no one was struck by the gunfire.

The resident of the apartment, Rose Kellieberg, tells NEWS10 her children were sleeping in the bedroom under the window when the shots were fired Monday evening.

"My boys said to me 'mommy I took the blanket and I covered my face up and I just laid under the blanket until it was over,'" Kellieberg said.

The mother of five says she was in the other room at the time of the incident and thankfully police responded quickly.

"My mind was pretty blank up until about this morning," she said. "I didn't have any real reaction to it at all. I just realized my babies were there, that the holes were literally over my son's head. I just grabbed my kids and took them to the back of the house and called police."

Police say this is the second time this home has been targeted. The first incident happened on September 3rd when at least two shots struck the building. No one was injured.

Police say the acts do not appear to be random and seem to be targeted towards that address as a result of a confrontation between rival subjects.

"In both incidents the suspects were heavily covered with clothing, hooded dark clothing, so we have very little to go on with physical descriptors," Cooney says. He says they have recovered a Ford Explorer which police believe a suspect was driving at the time of Monday's shooting.

The incident is under investigation.

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