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Woman dies in Albany apartment complex shooting

Shakelia P. Williams, 31, was found Thursday with a gunshot wound at Westwind Apartments

Officers of the Albany Police Department and the APDs Gang Task Force responded to the courtyard of the W Building of Westwood Apartments on Dawson Road after a woman was shot dead there Thursday. (Staff Photo: Jim West)

Officers of the Albany Police Department and the APDs Gang Task Force responded to the courtyard of the W Building of Westwood Apartments on Dawson Road after a woman was shot dead there Thursday. (Staff Photo: Jim West)

ALBANY — A 31-year-old woman was killed in a shooting at a northwest Albany apartment complex Thursday.

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, identified the deceased woman as Shakelia P. Williams. She said an autopsy would be conducted today to determine the cause of death.

Banks said that police were called out to Westwind Apartments on Dawson Road in reference to shots being fired this afternoon. When officers got there, they found Williams in the courtyard near the W building. Indications were that she had been wounded by a gunshot.