Niskayuna Shooting Victim Was a Local Basketball Star

There’s more information coming out about the woman who was shot and killed Monday night at a Niskayuna apartment complex.

21-year-old Ayanna Hunter was a former star basketball player at Albany High School.

Coach Decky Lawson says she always put her team first.

She also played AAU ball with the Albany Lady Stars.

Coach Antwan Morrison says Hunter was a great basketball player and there was a lot more to her as well.

Morrison says she was "amazing."

Police responded to a report of multiple shots fired at the Hillcrest Village apartments during a Memorial Day cookout, and found Hunter on the ground.

Officials believe Hunter may have been targeted

At this point, there are no suspects and no arrests.

It's said to be the first homicide in Niskayuna in more than a decade.

Photo: WNYT


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