Victims identified in Albany triple homicide

Three men were found dead inside an Albany home this morning.
An unidentified woman screams as bodies are removed from the upper apartment at 190 Delaware Ave. in Albany on Wednesday afternoon.
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An unidentified woman screams as bodies are removed from the upper apartment at 190 Delaware Ave. in Albany on Wednesday afternoon.

Three males , ages 16 to 30, were shot and killed in an apartment on Delaware Avenue, according to police, who were releasing few details this afternoon about the killings.

Police identified the victims as Keynon Hankins, 16; Bobby Jones, 26; and

Victor Anderson, who turns 26 next week. They said the victims were shot in the head.

Det. James Miller said a relative of the three males discovered the bodies at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in the second floor apartment at 190 Delaware Ave. The first floor was vacant and the building is for sale.

By mid-afternoon relatives of the deceased had been notified about the murders and a group of females arrived at the crime scene about 1:30 p.m. and screamed as one of the bodies was being put into a hearse.

The neighborhood along Delaware Avenue , near the Elbo Room, is made up two family homes and many residents said it’s usually quiet.

A woman who lives across the street from 190 Delaware Ave. said she was on her porch at 7 a.m. this morning and didn’t hear or see anything unusual.

She said police cars arrived at about 7:15 a.m. and detectives told her three males had been killed and asked her a few questions.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she’s scared by the murders and she and her sister discussed moving out of the neighborhood shortly after they learned about the triple homicide this morning.

Wednesday’s slayings were the first triple murder in Albany in more than 20 years, police said.

There have been four murders in Albany this year, which surpasses the total number of homicides in 2007.

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