APD investigates three Sunday shootings

ALBANY, Ga. — At least one person was injured as a result of three shootings that took place over the course of a three-hour period in Albany early Sunday, police officials say.

The first incident was reported at 1:28 a.m. Officers from the Albany Police Department responded to the 2000 block of Flintlock Drive in reference to shots being fired. Upon their arrival, they discovered that the residence at 2014 Flintlock had been shot up.

While investigating the scene, officers received another call about a shooting victim at 2443 N. Riverview Circle. Upon their arrival, they found Shaquille Mathis,18, shot in the left leg, reportedly while running away from the commotion, police said.

The victim was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A spokeswoman at the hospital said Mathis was in good condition Monday afternoon.

The gang unit came to the scene to assist the APD Robbery/Homicide Unit and the Uniform Bureau with the investigation.

At 4:20 a.m., reports show that police responded to 109 Marie Road in reference to another shooting.

Officers responded to the location, and upon their arrival the victims reported that someone fired several gunshots at their residence while they were inside.

No injuries were reported as a result of that shooting, police said.

Less than 30 minutes later, at 4:46 a.m., officers responded to another shooting at 1106 Avalon Ave. The victims reported that someone fired several gunshot rounds into their apartment while they were inside. No injuries were reported.

Phyllis Banks, a spokeswoman for the APD, said late Monday afternoon that none of the shootings had been linked and were not linked to gang activity. All of the incidents remain active cases.

Anyone with information on the shootings is encouraged to call Albany CrimeStoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or the APD at (229) 431-2100.


Sister_Ruby_Two 2 years, 4 months ago

Let's pass a LAW that say "NO SHOOTING SOMEBODY AFTER MIDNIGHT". That would cover a lot of our issues and we could sleep more soundly at night knowing we had made a real difference in crime. We could even have O'Bama sign a Proclamation as such. Then we could be so proud of what He has accomplished and Our Worship of Him would reach new Heights.


erock 2 years, 4 months ago

For crying out loud, anyone, can shoot up a house. If you want to shoot at each other, grow a pair and kill the one that you have a problem with. We'll say a little prayer for your victim and then go about our business. Oh and one other thing. Please try not to shoot each other on the sidewalk. Blood stains are a son of a gun to clean up. Besides, it draws flies.


Wryone 2 years, 4 months ago

Shootin' an robbin' an sinnin' on Sunday? Where da preachers at?


LuLu 2 years, 4 months ago

They must not have heard there was a march. Wasn't that supposed to fix everything?


bigbob 2 years, 4 months ago

This isn't even news in Albany anymore, its just another day.


RedEric 2 years, 4 months ago

Those are all good suggestions for new laws. Let me write those down. I will also add Sherwood's BAN ALL GUNS usual contribution since he isn't here.


KaosinAlbany 2 years, 4 months ago

The gang problem is growing again and it needs to be nipped.


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