TROY, NY (WRGB) Troy police say they are looking for three people they say broke into a home on 2nd Avenue where a resident was shot in the leg.
It happened around one am near 117th street.
Police say the resident who was shot was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. Police say he was able to get the gun he was shot with and fired at the people as they fled the scene. No one else was hit.
Police say three people left out of the window and got away on foot.
The last home invasion in Lansingburgh was a week ago. However police do not believe there is any connection.
Deputy Police Chief Dan DeWolf describes the account from the witnesses who were at the home.
“They were just handing out sitting there, they heard a noise from a back room, or back area and all of a sudden there are three guys that are in their apartment,” said DeWolf.
He says there was a struggle, and the man was hit in the leg.
As the suspects were running out of the back window, that’s when the man picked up the gun and fired shots. No one else was hit.
“We are trying to console people in that we don’t believe they are random acts.”
Eight days ago DeWolf says two people entered a home at 384 4th Street, armed with a knife and taser. John Gassett from Cohoes has been charged in the crime.
They are still looking for another suspect, as well as the people who fired shots on 6th Avenue hitting a 17-year-old one week ago.
While they are asking for surveillance, DeWolf says there are No city owned cameras in any of those areas.
He says the ones they do have, work intermittently.
“There is a plan in place to replace a lot of those cameras and hopefully add to the number of cameras that we have,” said DeWolf.
He says they are currently getting quotes from vendors.
The President of the City Council tells me the city has a draft plan for repairs and upgrades on the cameras and that she is expecting an update within the next two to three weeks.