2 taken to hospital after shooting in Albany

2 injured in shooting in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany police said two people were injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened in the 600 block of Sands Drive at Wild Pines Apartments just before 5 a.m. The apartment complex is near Albany State’s main campus.

APD said EMS was called out to the scene. Police said the victims, Brandon Johnson, 28, and Wilsonjaka Hunt, 27, were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.

Shooting injures 2 at Wild Pines Apartment Complex near ASU East

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APD said the victims reported hearing gunshots behind their apartment and afterwards, they were struck by bullets entering the walls. Johnson was struck in the right ankle and Hunt was struck in her lower back. Police also said there were three children in the apartment who were not injured.

Albany police have not released any information about a suspect.

A woman living close to where the shooting happened said she immediately ran to check on her children to make sure they were OK when she heard the gunshots.

She said she wants the police to do more.

She asked to be anonymous after Tuesday morning’s shooting, because police are still searching for whoever shot 27 bullet holes into her neighbor’s apartment.

Bullet holes cover the back window and wall of this unit at the Wild Pines Apartments in Albany. Hear what neighbors say they heard during this mornings shooting tonight on WALB News 10.

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“After they did the multiple shots they just took off running because we heard the footsteps and you can here it,” she said. “They could’ve been dead. It could’ve came through my door or my window and one of us could’ve got shot."

This woman said more needs to be done for safety.

“The shootings happen all through the night and they need to put camera on every door step and cameras in the back,” she said.

“There is children out here and stuff and it can happen to anybody.”

The apartment’s maintenance workers say they do have cameras in some areas of the complex, but not behind the units.

This is an active investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (229)-436-TIPS.

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