Teen injured in early-morning shooting

ALBANY, Ga. — A westside teen was shot outside his home on Gail Avenue early Wednesday morning. Police say Curtis Clark, 17, was standing near his doorway on the 2300 block of Gail Avenue at about 12:20 a.m. when he was struck in the chest by a bullet of undetermined caliber.

“The early determination is that the bullet was fired from around 200 yards away,” Albany Police Department spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said.

According to Banks, a group of men was seen congregating at about that distance at the time of the injury and may have been firing a gun. The men are being sought as suspects in the investigation, Banks said.

While neither the type of gun nor bullet has yet been confirmed, officials say the shooting may have come intentionally from a long-range weapon or even as the unfortunate result of a gun randomly discharged.

Following the injury, Clark was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital where he was listed in fair to serious condition.