Argument flares into shots fired

ALBANY, Ga. -- An East Albany neighborhood erupted into gunfire and became a crime scene after 1 p.m. Tuesday, an Albany Police Department official said.

Police responded to shots fired in the area around 1300 Tift Avenue, an emergency dispatch supervisor said. There were no injuries confirmed at about 1:20 p.m., she added.

"It started as an argument," said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman at about 6:30 p.m. "Somebody started shooting. At least two suspects have been brought in for questioning. There were no injuries reported."

Police canvassed the area of Tift Avenue at Carroll Street for shell casings at about 1:30 p.m., according to conversations on a police scanner. The conversation also said that police were seeking a man in black jeans, with no shirt and wearing his hair in dreadlocks.

It was unknown if the shooting was gang related, Banks said. The investigation continues and no further information was available by 7 p.m., she added.