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When Albany Police Department officers arrived on the scene of a reported vehicle accident at the 700 block of the Liberty Expressway on Tuesday night, they found Willie B. Jones at the scene with several gunshot wounds.

ALBANY — A woman was shot and killed and a man shot several times on the 2300 block of West Gordon Ave. late Tuesday night, the Albany Police Department said in a news release Wednesday morning.

In a separate incident, a man also was shot at Legends nightclub Tuesday night.

Police said Bykia Washington, 21, who was in the passenger seat of a silver Chevrolet Malibu when responding APD officers arrived, was deceased at the scene from several gunshot wounds. The man on the driver’s side of the vehicle, identified by police as Ta’Tayius Hawkins, 27, had been shot several times.

APD said in an initial news release that officers were working a wreck that occurred in the same block that might possibly be connected to the shooting.

Washington’s death is the ninth homicide in the city this year.

APD said in a separate release that Octavious Spencer, 25, was shot in the abdomen at Legends nightclub. An APD report said Spencer refused to file a report on the incident.

Both shootings are still under investigation.

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