Monday night shooting on Cherry Ave. under investigation

Monday night shooting on Cherry Ave. under investigation

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) is looking for who ever fired several shots late Monday night, sending a 15-year-old boy to the hospital.

The victim told police he was riding his bicycle just before midnight in the 900 block of Cherry Avenue, when the suspect’s vehicle approached, and the shooting started.

Walter Favors, 15, was struck in the legs multiple times, according to APD.

Albany City Commissioner B. J. Fletcher represents the area where the shooting happened. She responded to both the Monday night shooting and the death of a teenage mother over the weekend in Albany.

“It’s not politics, it’s personal,” Fletcher said. “Somebody lost a child, somebody has lost a loved one, somebody’s child got shot at (Monday) night, somebody’s child shot at somebody.”

Fletcher explained that the more than 600 non-profits and churches in the city should work together to stop violence involving teens.

However, she said that she also believes parents in general need to step up to curb teen violence in the area.

If you have any information that might help APD find the shooter, call Crimestoppers at (229) 436-TIPS, and you could earn a reward.

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