Three people have been wounded, and one killed, after shots were fired early Thursday morning at the Rocks, a popular gay bar in Albany, New York.
Police were alerted to shots fired at about 2am and are reportedly still on the scene.
One man died as a result of his injuries, while three other victims, one male and two females, were taken to Albany Med with non-life threatening injuries.
My Facebook friends in Macon and Warner Robins are horrified by the brutal murder of Randall Kinard, an employee of Azul Salon and Spa in Macon.
From the Telegraph in Macon:
The killer’s handwritten plans were nothing short of meticulous and chilling.
Scripted revenge is how one investigator described the murder-suicide plot that played out midday Wednesday in a deadly trail that stretched from north Macon to Houston County.
Authorities say that shortly before noon that day a 41-year-old man named Christopher Michael Dukes set in motion a scheme to kill his former gay lover’s new boyfriend to get back at the ex.
Dukes apparently forced the new beau, Randall Kinard, into a Jeep at the Arkwright Road salon where Kinard worked and headed south on Interstate 75 toward Warner Robins.
That’s where Dukes and his ex-lover, Ashley Battle, 33, had lived in a house on Heritage Drive, off Dunbar Road.
On the way, Dukes shot Kinard once in the back with a .22-caliber pistol, investigators said, likely killing him before they reached the vacant house where Dukes set nearly a dozen separate fires. Then he committed suicide with a .380-caliber handgun.
Rescuers sent to a fire at the house at 513 Heritage Drive found Dukes and Kinard, 33, dead. The house, a 2,100-square-foot, bluish gray two-story that Dukes and Battle had shared since 2006 until they split up earlier this year, is less than two miles southwest of Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
Kinard, of Macon, was found dead on the first floor of the house. Dukes’ body was upstairs. He had been living in a Warner Robins apartment after his breakup with Battle. Friends said Dukes had been an apartment complex manager but lately had been unemployed.
EVENT: There is a candlelight vigil for Kinard scheduled for Sunday, 8:00 pm at Coleman Hill in Macon:
This is a time to remember, support, and love one another as we gather together to remember the life of Randall Kinard.
Please bring candles and your good memories. We will have candles there if you don’t have any.
We are working on trying to get a sound system if anyone wants to share a good memory that they have about Randall.
Mainly we want to gather to remember him and his love for us and to be there for others that are suffering to let them know they are not alone.
Please share this event.
Kinard’s last YouTube video was posted from Atlanta Pride in October 2014: