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Two assualt incidents remain under investigation

Victims hospitalized Sunday with bullet, pellet wounds

ALBANY — Two individuals were hospitalized with gunshot wounds in two separate incidents on Sunday, police reports show.

One of the individuals was Randy Coleman, 42, of Cuthbert. Information provided by Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the Albany Police Department, said Coleman drove himself to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital — arriving at around 8 p.m. Sunday — after he said he was struck by a bullet while driving through the intersection of West Oglethorpe Boulevard and South Jackson Street.

Banks said Coleman’s car was roped off in the parking lot so it could be processed by the APD Crime Scene Unit, and he was treated for a wound to his right ear. He was discharged by midday Monday, a spokeswoman from the hospital said.

The incident remained under investigation Monday, Banks said.

Another incident took place a little more than an hour earlier, at around 6:45 p.m. In that case, Deavious Ferrell, 25, of Doerun, responded to Phoebe with a gunshot wound, specifically a pellet wound. He told police he was at a friend’s house in Worth County when the incident occurred. According to report, two unknown males approached him from behind and demanded money, Banks said.

Banks said Ferrell took off running, heard two shots and was then struck. A spokeswoman said he was listed in good condition on Monday.