Tuesday Albany homicide victim identified, 1 injured in shooting

Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 11:30 AM EDT
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CORRECTION: On Wednesday morning, an Albany Police Department spokesperson issued a correction on this story. The male victim, Ta’Tavious Hawkins, 27, is not dead. The spokesperson corrected a previous news release statement that listed him as deceased.

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - One person is dead and another is injured following a shooting in the 2300 block of West Gordon Avenue in Albany just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

Brykia Washington, 21, was killed in the shooting.

On Wednesday morning, APD released the following information about the incident:

“Officers responded to 2315 West Gordon Avenue about a shooting. When they arrived, a black male and a black female were located inside a silver Chevrolet Malibu with numerous bullet holes. Both had been shot. The male was identified as Ta’Tavius Hawkins, 27, and the female as Brykia Washington, 21. Hawkins was shot several times, and Washington was in the passenger seat, deceased from several gunshot wounds. This incident remains under investigation.”

APD also worked a wreck in the same area that may be connected to the shooting. A connection has not been confirmed yet.

If you have any information that may help police, call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.

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