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September 21, 2006

Albany--  Albany Police are investigating the Wednesday shooting of two teenagers in South Albany. They were walking home from school when shots were fired from a passing car.

Seventeen-year-old Verlin Brown and 18-year-old Marcus Shannon, both Albany High students, were headed home about 4:30. Police say a group of teenage boys in a brown car shot at them near the intersection of Highland Avenue and South Cleveland Street.

One was shot twice in the back, the other once in the arm. Soon after, we saw Albany Police take two young men into custody on Stadium Drive near Albany High School. They also towed away a tan Chrysler New Yorker.

The victims' godmother says she doesn't know why anyone would want to hurt her godsons. "I'm just thankful all together that they are OK and I pray that somebody gets serious and figure out all this madness," says Ann Thomas.

Albany Police Department Police Chief James Younger replied, "We're investigating the possibility," that the shooting was gang-related.

 

Family members say the boys are recovering from their wounds, and will be OK.  

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