Teen killed in Troy was about to start high school

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The 14-year-old boy killed Saturday night in a Troy shooting was an incoming freshman at Lansingburgh High School.

The teen’s death comes only a little more than a week before the start of a new school year. The school posted a statement on its website.

“It is with great sadness that I need to inform everyone that one of our families has suffered a tragedy.  One of our upcoming freshmen was shot and killed on 6th Avenue around 11:30 pm on Saturday, August 27th,” the statement from Superintendent Dr. Antonio W. Abitabile began,

Police have not released the teen’s identity.

Police say they received several calls about shots fired on Sixth Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found the boy with multiple gunshot wounds. Police and members of the Troy Fire Department provided first aid until the victim was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

According to police, they believe that the victim and a group of people may have been targeted.