Valdosta Daily Times

March 20, 2013

Gang retaliation feared after Albany killings


The Associated Press

ALBANY, Ga. — Police and residents in Albany say they fear gang retaliation following the weekend drive-by shooting deaths of two young men over the weekend.

Investigators were continuing a manhunt for whoever gunned down 20-year-olds William Davis Junior and Desmond Williams on Sunday night.

Authorities tell WALB-TV (http://bit.ly/YLTxYE) that the shooting sent bullets flying into nearby homes and cars. Witnesses say about 50 shots were fired from a passing car, killing the two men as they stood in a yard.

Authorities say their investigation is being hampered because many witnesses are reluctant to talk to police.

District Attorney Greg Edwards says the murders are gang-related and people in that neighborhood apparently are not telling investigators what they need to know to track down the killers.

———

Information from: WALB-TV, http://www.walb.com/

 

For more on this story and other local news, subscribe to The Valdosta Daily Times e-Edition, or our print edition