By Emily Masters
Christopher Hardy was headed to his cousin's baby shower last Saturday afternoon when he stopped at a West Hill corner store for a pack of cigarettes and some soda.
While his friend ran inside the store, Hardy sat alone in his car at the corner of First and Quail streets. The 27-year-old father from Albany texted his siblings as a man approached.
The man opened the car door and fired two shots.
Minutes later, police found Hardy slumped inside his 2017 Hyundai Sonata — bleeding from his abdomen and left hip. He died later and his killer vanished.
Police said they believe Hardy was targeted by a gang enforcer in retaliation for a drive-by shooting earlier that day where more than 50 bullets were fired into a suspected drug house. Investigators are looking into whether Hardy is connected to that incident.
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Source: timesunion.com (via The Empire Report)