TPD investigates Sunday shooting

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Managing Editor

Jan. 18, 2000 10 PM

A Sunday morning shooting on North Three Notch Street has left a Troy man hospitalized while Troy police investigate the incident.

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According to Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage, Tracy Lamont Larkin, 28, of Troy, suffered a gunshot wound between 1:30 and 2 a.m. at the 29 Club, on North Three Notch Street near the edge of the Troy city limits.

"The incident was reported around 1:50 a.m. on Jan. 16," Everage said. "Officers responded to a call that a firearm had been discharged into a vehicle and an individual was struck."

The victim was transported by Haynes Ambulance Service to Edge Regional Medical Center where he was treated, according to Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for TPD. Larkin’s status is not known at this time.

Scarbrough said the vehicle had two occupants.

"There were two people in the vehicle and one of them was struck by a bullet," he said. "It occurred in the parking lot of the establishment."

Scarbrough would not say whether or not police have established a motive in the case.

"We are investigating the crime to try to find out who did this," Scarbrough said. "This is a situation where two wrongful acts were committed. First, there was the crime of discharging a firearm into a vehicle, and secondly, there is a potential first-degree assault case."

Scarbrough said the Troy Police Department Detective Division is following up leads in the case.

"We will continue to work the case," he said. "We hope we can bring it to a resolution."

Everage said assistance from the public would be helpful and encourages anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

"We encourage anyone with information to let us know," Everage said. "Whether it’s through our Secret Witness Line at 566-5555, or a direct call to the Detective Division at 566-0500, we would appreciate any assistance in this case. As a community we don’t need to live with fear that individuals like the one who committed this crime could still be out there on the street waiting to hurt someone else."