TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Violence has become an issue in the Capital Region this summer.
Last week, a 19-year-old was shot and killed in North Troy. In August, a 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection to an Albany shooting.
With several recent incidents, local advocates are speaking out on how to combat teen crime.
Troy officials held a public forum to discuss a recent wave of crime in the city in front of an auditorium full of Troy residents concerned for their safety.
A homicide and several shootings have residents on edge in Lansingburgh.
“I don’t want to give them a false sense of hope that we can prevent every crime. That is just not possible, but we are working with them and for them,” said Police Chief Brian Owens.
Chief Owens said crime is down in the City of Troy. The department tells NEWS10 ABC in a statement that while crime numbers are on the decline, “any crime is too much.”