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Assault sends two to hospital

ALBANY, Ga. -- An aggravated assault that took place in west Albany sent two women to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.

The incident took place around 2 a.m. on the 1000 block of Davidson Drive. The Albany Police Department was called to the 100 block of University Street, where the victims involved reported a fight.

The two were identified by APD officials as Ashaley Austin and Rainalan Lane, who stated they had been approached by a group of several women.

"The victims stated that they were walking down the street when a silver Dodge Durango approached them and approximately five or six black females jumped out of the vehicle and started punching and kicking them," a release sent out by Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said.

During this altercation, one of the suspects pulled out a small knife and cut Austin on her right cheek just below the eye. Lane, who stated she is approximately four months pregnant, was kicked in the stomach.

Both victims were transported to Phoebe for treatment. There was no further information available Tuesday afternoon on the suspects or their vehicle.

The case is under investigation.