Triple fatal Albany shooting victims identified

Triple fatal Albany shooting victims identified
Scene of triple homicide on East Alberson (Source: WALB)
Scene of triple homicide on East Alberson (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Homicide detectives are gathering leads in a triple homicide investigation in Northwest Albany.

The bodies were found inside a duplex unit around 9 p.m. Tuesday on East Alberson Drive. Wednesday, Albany Police identified them as:

A woman, Adrionna Holmes, 26, and two men, Demarquis Williams, 25, and Tyquis Smith, age 23.

Investigators also say two children, a 4-year-old boy, and a 1-year-old girl were inside the home at the time of the shootings but were not hurt.

The shooting shocked the quiet neighborhood off Old Dawson Road. Neighbors we spoke to tell us they didn't know the victims but were surprised to learn that deadly violence occurred so close to their homes.

Albany Police Chief Michael Persley says the investigation is ongoing and they're still asking for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

No suspects have been named and no motive has been released.

Persley says he doesn't believe the shooting is connected to three separate shootings that occurred in the city Tuesday night.

"I could absolutely cry," said Albany City Commissioner BJ Fletcher.

"I said this can't be happening in Albany, Georgia," said Bishop Frederick Williams, Chairman of Stop the Violence Albany.

Both Fletcher and Bishop Williams said this crime, and three other shootings across Albany Tuesday night, should be an eye-opener.

"There's a kitchen table in there that somebody sat at. This tells you how precious life is," Fletcher said as she surveyed the scene.

Fletcher said she's gotten phone calls from her constituents Saturday, asking what they can do to help.

"You can't just talk about it. It's got to be a plan of action," said Fletcher.

She and Bishop Williams believe it's the people of Albany that can change this city for the better.

"This community must engage its streets and communities. We need to know who's living among us," said Bishop Williams.

"It goes back to what we try to preach about," said Fletcher. "It's going to go back to the families and it starts there."

A 19-year-old was hospitalized after he was shot in the abdomen on Tulsa Lane just before midnight.

Anyone with information for any of these four shootings is asked to contact CrimeSTOPPERS at 229-436-TIPS.

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