Shots ring out in Albany during eight-hour span

ALBANY, Ga. -- It wasn't a good time to be on the streets of Albany from Wednesday evening through the early hours of Thursday as gunfire peppered the city.

According to Albany Police Department reports, at least four shooting incidents brought patrol cars out to investigate the shots-fired reports. In the only injury, a 19-year-old man was shot in the left thigh, the reports added.

One of many shots fired by several people in a small black car hit Nekovious Taylor before 9 p.m. as he walked near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Poplar Street, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman.

"The victim was able to run to a home in the 1400 block of Highland Avenue for assistance to call police," Banks said. He was transported to the hospital for further treatment."

Taylor was discharged from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The shootings in the city started at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when three males walked toward a group of teenagers near a house at West First Avenue and Cleveland Street. Savian Paschal, 17, said one of the three fired several shots in his and his friends' direction. The group took cover and the three males ran away. There were no injuries reported.

Shots again rang out at 9:30 p.m. on the 600 block of Davis Avenue, police reports stated.

A white Ford Explorer pulled up in front of 21-year-old Zsadaia Walker's apartment building and the driver fired several shots in her direction.

Walker ran inside her apartment and emerged later to find a bullet hole through her screen door, the report stated. There were no injuries from the shooting, it added.

A gunshot cut the air at about 1:55 a.m. on the 2100 block of Tompkins Avenue, the police reports stated. Kwasekuis Daniels, 22, heard the shot while he was standing on the block, it added. No injuries were reported.

"All of these incidents remain under investigation," Banks said. "There have been no arrests made. Also it has not been determined whether these cases are connected or gang related."

Anyone with additional information should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288. The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.

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