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A Neighborhood Reacts To Utica's Latest Homicide

Some people no longer feel safe after Utica's latest homicide. Others, want things to be done to prevent it from happening again.

Twenty two year old Darquell Carter lost his life Wednesday in the shooting.

As police search for answers people who live in the neighborhood want them to do more to make the area safe.

The scene Wednesday around one o’clock after police received a call of shots fired.

In the driveway of a house at the corner of Jewett place and Oneida St. police found Darquell Carter dead in his car.

"It’s just so sad that his life been taken away so soon, cause he had so much to do, so much to learn, so much to give and now it’s taken away from him and can be given back," said Darquell’s grandmother Martha.

In the aftermath of this latest homicide people who live in the neighborhood are becoming more cautious.

“My mom, she's like more scared. She tells us to close the door. She doesn’t want us to open right away to anybody on the door. Somebody older has to open the door for whoever’s knocking," said Yerey Yusuf.

Some say they want to see regulations on guns to stop crimes like this.

“We should just cut the guns totally. Why you need a gun? If you forbid everybody gun, then you don’t have to be afraid of the guns, because nobody has a gun to shoot you," said Zora Okanovic.

According to our colleagues at the Utica od police are trying to piece together a timeline of events leading up to Darquell's death, as well as talking with Darquell's family and neighbors to get information about who shot him.

"Still pray for whoever did this to him, because it’s not right. It’s not right. It’s not right. It’s not," said Martha.

The people who live in the neighborhood say things like this are too common and that the police should be doing more.  Police are asking for your help to solve this crime.  If you have any information they ask you to call them.

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