Police investigate shots fired on Cochran Avenue

Police investigate shots fired on Cochran Avenue
Shell casings on the ground (Source: WALB)
Shell casings on the ground (Source: WALB)
The area around the incident (Source: WALB)
The area around the incident (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany police are investigating an early morning shooting in the 600 block of Cochran Avenue, in Central Albany.

It happened around 1:45 a.m. on Monday.

Residents who live in the area said they heard at least six shots fired, but some said they heard as many as 12.

"Just random gun shots fired, just boom boom boom," resident Anthony Allen described.

Allen said he heard gun shots just outside of his door.

"It felt like it was right outside my window. It was that close," explained Allen.

It wasn't until this morning Allen realized how close the shooting was to his front door.

"Actually I found those bullet casings right over there," he said as he pointed to shell casings near his home.

This morning he discovered those casings in the street and multiple bullet marks on his neighbor's door.

Albany police said they recovered nine shell casings in the area. They said there were several kids inside the home where the bullet marks were found.

Allen said he is concerned about all of the children living in the area.

"It's sad," sighed Allen. "But you live in a society today, you just have to bite the bullet like everyone else. But it's not fair."

He thinks the shooting was gang related. He said he wishes the violence in the area would come to an end.

"Y'all need to stop the violence and come together because it doesn't make no sense," said Allen.

There are no known suspects, and the investigation is still ongoing.

If you can help the investigation, you are asked to call Albany CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS.

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