Officers of the Albany Police Department and the Gang Task Force comb for evidence in the area around 110 East Road, where Herbert Williams Jr. was shot multiple times Friday. Williams was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Late Thursday night on nearby Cone Street, Terry Mack, 44, was shot to death while sitting in his car. (April 12, 2013)
ALBANY, Ga. -- Terry Mack, 44, was shot to death around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Albany Police Department officials say, as he was sitting in his 1997 Chevrolet Blazer near 231 Cone St.
Just over four hours later and a few blocks away, another man was shot on East Road.
Police reported that an "unknown person" had approached the driver's side of Mack's Blazer and fired into the vehicle. While no arrests have been made, APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said that police are looking for a black male who was wearing dark clothing.
One of Mack's neighbors, who declined to be identified, said the victim was known to be a lighthearted, friendly person with no obvious enemies or ongoing altercations.
"I don't know why anybody would have shot him," the neighbor said. "He was a very nice person."
If anyone nearby had information on the murder, many of them weren't talking.
"I don't want my house to get burned down," one neighbor said.
Adding to the violence of the night, Herbert Williams Jr., 45, was shot multiple times near 110 East Road -- just a few blocks from the earlier crime scene -- around 3:45 a.m. Friday, police officials say.
According to the APD report, the wounded Williams was able to stagger to the home of a nearby resident to seek help for his injuries. Officers arrived to find Williams lying in a grassy area near a carport, Banks said.
Williams was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where his condition was listed as "stable but critical" Friday.
"He came to my house for help," the neighbor, who did not want to ve identitified, said. "I don't know who he is or nothing about it. That's all I have to say."
Officials say there are no suspects in the case so far. Anonymous tip information on these and other cases can be reported through Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477).