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Police identify child killed in Troy drive-by shooting; Boy, 11, was Lansingburgh sixth grader

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Categories: News, Schenectady County

TROY – An 11-year-old boy from Lansingburgh has been identified as the victim of a late Sunday drive-by shooting in Troy.

Ayshawn Davis, a sixth grader at Lansingburgh’s Knickerbacker Middle School, was shot and killed in the area of 2266 Old Sixth Ave. just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, police said.

He had been standing with a group of people as a someone in a car speeding by opened fire, police said. Ayshawn suffered a gunshot wound to his head.

Troy Fire Department personnel treated him at the scene and he was taken to Albany Medical Center, but he succumbed to his injuries there.

“Ayshawn was a wonderful and happy young man that was a hard worker and had a great concern for those less fortunate,” police said in a release.

Police also highlighted a segment from Spectrum News that featured the boy, then 10. The segment, filmed a year ago, centered on Ayshawn being eager to work and do so at a local pizza shop.

“You can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it,” Ayshawn told the station then.

Spectrum News: Motivated, Determined Troy 10-Year-Old Boy Enters the Work Force, Sept. 4, 2019

Lansingburgh’s counseling team has been made ready and available for any student who needs support, the district said. The district is also working to schedule virtual office hours for counseling staff.

Lansingburgh: Letter to parents

Troy Police detectives are working on the case with federal, state and local partners, along with the Capital District Crime Analysis Center in Albany.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Troy Police Department at 518-270-4427.

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