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Residents react to double shooting at Albany apartment complex

Relaford Boone Jr., Resident Relaford Boone Jr., Resident
Greg Edwards, Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards, Dougherty District Attorney

Albany police are on the lookout for the gunman who shot two people at Wild Pines Apartment complex near Albany State.

Relaford Boone Jr. says he is in a state of shock after waking up this morning to find a bullet hole and cracked windshield in his rental car. He believes it was a result of a shooting that took place before midnight at the Wild Pines Apartment Complex behind Albany State University.

"I was real shocked, now that kind of scared me," said Relaford Boone Jr., Resident.

Boone says he was inside his apartment watching TV when he heard multiple shots.

"I heard about 7 or 8 shots, but I'm in my house I wasn't coming out the door,” said Boone. “I thought it was firecrackers."

Witnesses in the area say a party was going on at an apartment when a man started shooting at 24-year old Anthony Cook and 24-year-old James Sanders Jr. in the parking lot. Sanders died just feet away from Boone's yard.

"Well it makes me feel real bad to be honest with you,” said Boone. “It's just ashamed."

Witnesses say a friend was driving Cook to the hospital in a Chevy Impala, when they stumbled upon police and paramedics working a wreck at the intersection of Radium Springs Road and Oglethorpe Boulevard. An employee at the Woodall's gas station says she saw police and paramedics trying to revive Cook, but he later died on his way to the hospital.

"It's going to be a joint operation with Albany Police Department and ASU campus police,” said Greg Edwards, Dougherty D.A. “This was generally in the proximity of the school."

Police say they have no indication that both Cook or Sanders are students at ASU. Residents at the Wild Pines Apartment complex say the two men did not live there.

Police are looking into whether Boone's car was hit as a result of the shooting. Anyone with any information should call crime stoppers at 436-TIPS.

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