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One arrested, two hospitalized after shooting

ALBANY, Ga. -- Shots rang out during an altercation at 1420 Jones Ave. at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday resulting in two men being taken to the hospital, stated Albany Police Department report.

Police arrested the shooter and took him to Dougherty County jail after questioning him, added the report.

After Michael Wells, 18, and Laak A. Luttrell, 20, arrived at the home of Willie Ware, 23, an altercation between the three started outside the residence, the report stated.

Ware shot both men with a .22 caliber handgun, the report added.

Wells and Luttrell received a single shot each to the right side of their chests, the report stated.

They were taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Wells was in good condition and Luttrell was in fair condition Monday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Ware is in jail charged on aggravated assault charges with no bond set, a jail spokeswoman said.

According to a report, Ware told his mother, Jane Ware, that "a gang of boys jumped him.

"He picked up a gun belonging to the subjects and shot them."

The report indicated Ware had been receiving death threats from a gang called the "Eastside EMF" because of "some stolen guns he knew about."

Banks said, the investigation has been turned over to the Gang Unit with the Dougherty County Police Department assisting.