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Dougherty Co. shooting victim identified

Dougherty County police have identified the victim of an overnight shooting in Albany. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County police have identified the victim of an overnight shooting in Albany. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Police have identified the victim of an overnight shooting in Albany.

Investigators said the victim is Riley Harrell, 57.

Officials are still looking for the gunman who shot a Harrell in the neck.

Investigators said around 2:30 a.m. someone knocked on the door of a home in the 800 block of Westview Drive.

Harrell said the man was looking for someone who wasn't at the home.

At some point, the gunman shot Harrell twice in the neck. The victim managed to return fire but his shooter took off.

"We don't have any suspect description, we don't have a vehicle description," said Captain Tom Jackson.  "All we know is that someone came there in a vehicle, approached the doorway, tried to get someone to the door.  Afterward, shots were fired.  Our victim was struck.  There may be a possibility our victim returned fire."

Harrell was taken to Phoebe with non-life threatening injuries.

This is a developing story and WALB News 10 will bring you any updates as we get them.

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