Gang violence role investigated in Albany double murder

Gang violence role investigated in Albany double murder

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Prosecutors say gangs may have been involved in Friday night's double murder in East Albany.

Investigators say dozens of people were at a party when the fatal shots were fired, and several of them were members of at least three rival gangs, including the two men killed.

Prosecutors say 24-year old Anthony Cook and 24-year old James Sanders, Junior were listed as suspected gang members in Albany law enforcement files.

Sanders was found shot in the parking lot of Wild Pines Apartments on Sands Drive about 11:45 Friday.

Cook was found in a car at Shackleford Shopping center nearby.

Investigators say Bloods, Rattlers, and Gangster Disciples were at the party.

They're still trying to determine the motive.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said"It is not a gang conflict as such, but we are not removing that possibility.  We are informed there were identified gang members there."

No one has been charged.

There have been 8 homicides in Albany in 2014.

Investigators continue to question dozens of people who were at the party.

A reward is being offered through CRIMESTOPPERS.       Call 436-TIPS.

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