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Albany police report two lunch-hour shootings

Source: Lufkin Police & Fire Facebook page
Source: Lufkin Police & Fire Facebook page(Alonzo Small | Lufkin Police & Fire Facebook page)
Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 10:18 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) issued a news release Wednesday afternoon about two shootings that both occurred during the noon hour in the city.

APD said the first event happened about 12:30 p.m. in the 1600 Block of Cromartie Beach Drive.

In a press release just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, police reported that a 30-year-old was shot multiple times and taken to the hospital by EMS.

Around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, APD said in a press release that the victim told officers that he was driving in the 1600 block of Cromartie Beach Drive when two men tried to rob him.

He told police that he had been shot in the wrist by one of the men, the release states.

According to APD, the victim had a handgun in his front pocket that was confiscated by police and was empty when officers recovered it.

The release states that the victim was reportedly “attempting to sell marijuana when the suspect tried to rob him.”

The shooting locations are about 7 miles apart
The shooting locations are about 7 miles apart(Google Maps)

About 25 minutes later, a 19-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in the side in the 1700 block of Melrose Drive. No suspect is in custody in this case.

The victim went to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment and has been released.

According to an APD press release, the victim told officers he didn’t know who shot him and only told police that he was shot in Westwood.

APD said there are no known witnesses or suspects to this incident and an officer checked Westwood Apartments and Westwood Street but was unable to locate a scene.

The release says that both shootings remain under investigation, and it has not been determined if they are connected.

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