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APD investigating shooting, armed robbery

ALBANY, Ga. -- Among the cases outstanding for the Albany Police Department are armed robbery and aggravated assault incidents from Saturday, reports show.

The aggravated assault took place at an event center at 924 W. Broad Ave. Reports indicate that off-duty officers were working security at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday when several subjects were escorted outside by the inside security guards because they were trying to fight.

The officers advised the event coordinator to close the event down due to the suspects starting a fight. When they entered the center to escort the crowd outside, they heard several shots being fired in the area. They made contact with the victims, who advised that the suspects came back to the scene and started shooting at them, police officials say.

Afterwards, the suspects fled the scene in what police described as a silver Ford Taurus.

The suspects were described as three or four black males, one wearing a camouflage jacket. Three victims were identified by police, none of whom was injured during the course of the incident.

This case was turned over to investigations. No developments in the case were reported on Monday, police officials said.

An armed robbery was reported at 11:35 a.m. Saturday on the 1300 block of Hoover Street, reports show.

Officers responded to 1104 Fifth Ave. in reference to an armed robbery of a person incident. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim, Whatley Walsh, 30, who reported that he stopped his vehicle -- a white, 2002 Ford Mustang -- at a stop sign at Hoover Street and Seventh Avenue to repair his cell phone. He told police that the suspects then approached him and robbed him at gunpoint, taking some cash.

The suspects were described as black males, one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and armed with a black handgun, and another wearing a white T-shirt.

Early attempts to locate the suspects were unsuccessful. There are no known witnesses to this incident, police said.

The case remains under investigation.