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APD: Man shot at apartment complex

ALBANY, Ga. -- An Albany man was in good condition in an Albany hospital Wednesday night after he was shot in the arm hours earlier that the College Park Apartments complex where he resides.

Derrick Moorer, 29, a resident of the apartment complex, was in a common area between apartment buildings in the complex at 2214 Gillionville Road when he was shot, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. The shooting occurred around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Banks, two black males clad in black jackets and driving a gold-colored, late-model car are suspects are in the shooting.

Moorer was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital by private vehicle, Banks added. He was listed in good condition at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, said a hospital spokeswoman.

The motive for the shooting was undetermined or had not been released Wednesday night because the investigation was not complete.

The apartments are less than a half-mile east of Darton College.

Residents at the complex, many of them Darton students, stood and others sat on the grass outside the apartments around 2:15 p.m., watching the police investigate the shooting.

At Darton, students walked to classes and the bookstore unaware of the incident. Walking out of a trail that comes through the woods to the east of campus, Allen Willard and Taylor Pace, both Darton freshmen, were stunned to hear of the shooting.

"That is really close to where we live. We live just on the other side of those apartments. We walk past College Park on our way to classes every day," said Willard. "It is kind of intimidating. Scary."

Pace had a suggestion. "I think we'll take the long way around from now on," he said.

Parents from near Savannah visiting campus before their daughter enters school for the spring semester also were taken aback by the news. They declined to give their names, butsaid they had applied to the College Park complex for an apartment for their daughter. They said they now might rethink their daughter's living arrangements.