SCHENECTADY N.Y. – Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Schenectady Friday.
The shooting occurred just after 1:30 a.m. at 1231 Main Street in Mont Pleasant.
The victim, 28-year old Angel M. Carrion, died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Police do not have any suspects in custody at this time, but detectives spent the entire day scouring the crime scene.
Neighbors said they woke up after hearing multiple gunshots, and friends of the victim said his death is shocking and unexpected.
“I couldn’t believe it. It brought tears to my eyes,” childhood friend Jorge Colon said. “He was a good friend. He was a good father. He helped out the community. Nobody is perfect in thus world, but he didn’t deserve this. That’s one thing he didn’t deserve.”
Police weren’t the only ones looking for answers. Neighbors also want to know what happened.
Heather Galvin said she knew Carrion for years, and he was like a brother to her.
“You want to know everything, like, what exactly happened,” she said. “He was just here yesterday. Like, how are you gone?”
George Burden lives six houses down from where the shooting occurred. He didn’t know the victim, but he’s worried for the children on his street.
“For the kids, it’s going to be scary for them, too, knowing there’s a shooting right up the road,” he said.
For now, Colon can only visit the scene of the shooting to pay his respects.
“He wasn’t a killer, so for somebody to kill him; it’s just ruthless,” he said. “The person who did this has no heart to tell you the truth. He left three kids behind. Three little kids behind.”
Heather Galvin says she’s known the victim for years, and that he was like a brother to her.
On Friday she sat underneath the crime scene tape, not knowing what to make of it all.
George Burden lives just six houses down from where the shooting happened. He says he didn’t know Carrion, but that there are a lot of children on the street, and he’s worried for them.
“For the kids, it’s going to be scary for them too knowing there’s a shooting right up the road,” he said.