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Young Boy Killed in Apparent Fight Over Drugs

Residents of Trenholm Court in Montgomery see crime tape often yet few speak out about who commits the crimes Residents of Trenholm Court in Montgomery see crime tape often yet few speak out about who commits the crimes

It isn't the first time people in Trenholm Court have seen or heard the sounds of gun fire.

"We heard sound like you know, two people shooting at each other and we came outside and saw the boy layin on the ground and we called police " one person says.

Reporter: How many shots did you hear? "More than five. At least ten."

Police say just before 11am Friday morning, a 15-year-old boy got into an argument with another man, and it wasn't the first time they tangled.

Captain Huey Thornton of the Montgomery Police Department says there was, "Some sort of ongoing dispute that started as early as last Saturday and as late as last Wednesday."

Reporter: "Were they yelling, were they screaming?"

"No, we just heard shots, bullets ricocheting off walls and windows" a person on the scene replies. 

The 15 year old died at the scene from a single gunshot to the chest.

That led to several emotional outbursts from the people who knew him.

That's why this next part makes no sense.

Police say they think the two fought over a drug deal - another thing people in Trenholm court know all about.

Montgomery Police Chief Art Baylor says, " You have most of the people who live in this neighborhood and any other neighborhood, and they're good people. You have that handful of people in this neighborhood or any other neighborhood, and they're rotten to the core."

"We don't come out the door, 'cause that's what we hear is gunshots, every time. Every night, gunshots," a Trenholm Court resident says.

And yet, despite the fact people here have seen this over and over again, few gave police much help.

When we asked several people off camera if they wanted more police officers and more frequent patrols, every last one said yes.

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