Community outraged by shooting that injured child
TROY -- Neighbors weren't happy about the shooting on their streets Friday night.
Almost immediately after the community got an update from police Saturday morning, a crowd started to form around that intersection. And for some, this shooting became personal when they found out it invovled a 2-year-old boy.
"This is community happening."
9th and Middleburgh was a crime scene last night when Troy police say a 2-year-old boy was shot in the hand. Now it's being used as a platform to push for peace.
"They're hurting people, Innocent people are being affected, by nonsense. And this is unacceptable. These are our children. It could have been your child."
James Miles started the group Make Troy Beautiful Again to try and stop the very thing that happened last night. Miles says it only angered him more, when he found out he knows the family.
"When I found out it was somebody I knew, it was somebody I knew's grandchild, it broke my heart."
Police have not released any names, but say that the 2-year-old boy was shot in the hand while he was in a parked car. Police say he is expected to survive, but are concerned that the people in the car were targeted. Miles and the growing presence at this intersection say they aren't going anywhere until the violence stops.
"We have to stand up, if we don't then this is gonna progress and only get worse."