Card game shooting injures one

ALBANY, Ga. -- A shooting Sunday evening resulted in a Darton College student being hospitalized, according to officials with the Albany Police Department.

Just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a male subject came into 2401 Nottingham Way Unit 135 and began shooting, police said.

Police found the victim, Verchawn Mannings, 19, in the kitchen with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Police said the shooting took place while a card game was going on inside the apartment.

"Someone knocked on the door, forced the door open and started shooting," said Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman with the APD. "(The shooter) never went inside."

Mannings was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where he was in fair condition Monday.

The description given of the suspect was a black male with all black clothing and a black handgun. No arrests have been made, and nothing was reported taken from the residence.

There was a similar event in Albany recently. Two men, Kenneth Gay and Carl Jackson, were arrested after holding up five people at a card game at 4412 Woodcrest Drive last week.

"We have found no connection between the two incidents that occurred," Banks said.