Troy Young, Promising Young Drummer, Gunned Down in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBS) Troy Young's friends were concerned because they hadn't heard from the 29-year-old drummer in a couple of days. So they contacted police. Turns out they had good reason to be worried.

Photo: Undated photo of Troy Young.

Young was found shot to death Dec. 11 in his basement apartment in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, shot once in the head and once in the shoulder, piercing his heart. Investigators don't know how long his body lay there.

Young, an Idaho native, moved to New York to pursue his dream of being a musician and played in a few local bands, "The Spines" in Long Island and "Curious Mishap" to name a few.

Photo: Undated photo of Troy Young.

Police said that there was no evidence of a forced entry and it didn't appear that anything was taken from the apartment. They have not released any theories about motive or suspects at this time.

But Young's sister, Allison Marotta, told The New York Post that her brother had a new girlfriend who was also in another relationship and that the other man had "got into Troy's face a couple of times."

Young's father, Ed, told the New York Post, "Troy was very hard working. He went to New York to 'go where the big time is."'

A discussion titled RIP Troy was created on the Curious Mishap's Facebook page. "I want to first say goodbye to a sick drummer," Floyd Machiavelli Dantés wrote. "Rest in Peace man."

On The Spines' Facebook wall, the band says "hope he gets to rock beats with Jimi, Kurt, Dimebag, and Layne, and Jaco etc.. I think they would let him play."

The Spines' lead singer, Ray Mazza, told Crimesider that they had been looking forward to playing with Young and Curious Mishap tomorrow night, Dec. 15, which would have been Young's 30th birthday.