Twenty two year old Darquell carter lost his life yesterday in the shooting.
As police search for answers, people who live in the neighborhood want them to do more to make the area safe.
In the driveway of a house at the corner of Jewett place and Oneida St. police found Darquell Carter dead in his car.
"My heart dropped to the floor. I never thought anything like this would happen. Praying to god that nothin would happen to him," said Darquell’s grandmother Martha Carter.
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.
"They need to put more man power on specific task forces for violent crimes. I mean, you have people getting killed right down the street and violent crimes," said Kyle Wilson.
Police are asking for your help to solve this crime.
If you have any information they ask you to call 223-3510 or 223-3555.