Community members remember teen killed in Troy shooting

Troy police are still looking for the person who shot a killed teenager on Wednesday night.

The victim has been identified as 16-year-old Jaylin Gourrier-Lewis.

Those who knew him are devastated.

Jaylin played on the 518 Elite AAU 16 and under basketball team.

His basketball coach posted on social media that he was upset. On that post, someone replied that Jaylin was a good kid.

The shooting took place Wednesday night near 5th Avenue between 105th and 106th streets.

Jaylin was taken to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Jaylin at one point played for the Hard Knocks basketball team in Troy. His coaches for the Hard Knocks team say Jaylin had a unique personality and loved to play basketball.

Jerry Ford is a family friend of Jaylin’s. He says he was heartbroken to hear Jaylin was shot and killed.

Troy police are actively investigating the homicide. They say detectives have received promising leads.

The homicide marks the second time in a little over a month that a teenager in Troy died after being shot.