TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Wednesday, January 5, Troy Police responded to a shots fired call on River Street in Troy where two gunshot victims were hospitalized. Troy Police now says both of the victims were 16-years-old and one of them died from their wounds.
According to the Troy Police Department, Detectives are now investigating this case as a homicide. The victim who died has been identified as Anthony Christopher, 16, of Troy.
Troy High School released this statement on the death of Christopher:
We are extremely saddened to hear of the news of the death of one of our high school students, Anthony Christopher. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones during this time. The Troy City School District is a close and supportive community and the loss of one of our students is obviously very difficult. Our crisis response team is available for any students or staff who may need emotional support during this time.
The second victim was located at a residence on 6th Avenue and he is also 16 years old and from Troy. The victim has been stabilized with non-life-threatening wounds.
The victims are known to each other and do not have an adversarial relationship. The preliminary investigation has concluded that the victims were together at the time they encountered the suspects, both victims were struck by gunfire and one victim fled the incident residence to 6th Avenue where he was later located by TPD Patrol Officers.
The incident is currently being actively investigated by members of our Detective Bureau along with local, state and federal law enforcement partners.