Police investigate shooting, burglary

ALBANY, Ga. -- The early Monday morning activity responded to by the Albany Police Department included a shooting that resulted in no arrests as of press time Monday, and two juveniles being charged with burglary in the second degree.

The shooting was reported at 4:18 a.m. from 1111 W. Lincoln Ave. Officers responded to the location in reference to several gunshots that were heard in the area. Upon their arrival, they spoke with one of the seven victims, who stated that all of the victims were in the house sleeping when they heard the gunfire just outside their home, said Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD.

The victim further stated they heard something hit the front of their home. After the officers searched the area, they found what appeared to be a Molotov Cocktail that had been thrown against the home. Further inspection of the area resulted in the discovery of several gunshot holes in a vehicle sitting in the front yard, Banks said.

The Molotov Cocktail bottle did break against the victims' house, but it did not burn anything. There were no injuries in this incident to the victims, whose ages ranged from 2 to 50, Banks said.

As of Monday afternoon, the shooting remained under investigation and no arrests had been made, Banks said.

Roughly an hour later, at 5:24 a.m., there was a burglary at the Murphy USA at 252 Cordele Road, reports show.

Banks said the suspects forced their way in through the front window. Officers made contact with the key holder, who stated that an unknown suspect(s) entered the location without permission or authority and took 18 cartons cigarettes and cash.

Two 13-year-old boys were arrested later in the day and charged with burglary in the second degree. One is being housed in the Regional Youth Detention Center on Newton Road, while the other was released to his parents until his court appearance, Banks said.

The case remains active and additional arrests are pending, Banks said.