UPDATE: One dead in Albany drive-thru shooting, APD says

Scene of shooting on East Oglethorpe Boulevard on Dec. 23
Scene of shooting on East Oglethorpe Boulevard on Dec. 23(WALB)
Updated: Dec. 24, 2020 at 7:58 AM EST
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler was called to a shooting on East Oglethorpe Boulevard, Wednesday night, and Thursday morning, the Albany Police Department (APD) confirmed the report of a death.

About 7:45 Thursday morning, APD posted on social media that there was a death in the incident. Taneka Walker, 21, was the passenger inside the vehicle that was shot, and she died from her injuries.

Issac James, Jr., 25, was also shot and remains in critical condition at the hospital.

The shooting happened around 10:57 p.m. at Wendy’s on East Oglethorpe Boulevard. APD Uniform Officers responded and found the two victims inside a black SUV parked at the drive-thru. Both victims had been shot multiple times. The incident was turned over to investigators.

APD said that James was driving the vehicle with Walker. They placed an order after they entered the drive-thru line at Wendy’s. They followed the drive-thru lane around to the east side of the building. While waiting in line, several rounds hit the passenger side of the vehicle. The car then crashed into the car in front of it. Walker died at the hospital.

Officers collected shell casings from the scene. There are no known suspects at this time.

APD asks anyone who was in the area and saw or heard something, call investigators at (229) 431-2100. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call the Albany Area CrimeStoppers Hotline at (229) 436-TIPS. You could earn a reward.

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