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JPD: Over 20 Shots Fired into West Jackson Home

By Natalie Potts
By npotts@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Jackson Police are investigating a late night shooting into a duplex where two families live on Gordon Street.

Police said the shooting happened around 10, Sunday night. Authorities said this is not the first time the home has been riddled with bullets. The first shooting happened December 13 where Luteika Tyus, who police believed was the target, suffered a gunshot wound to her hand.

"I didn't think I was going to have my fingers. I thought they was going to be gone because I couldn't feel them I still can't feel them," said Tyus. "I can't do my hair, I can't put my hair in a ponytail, I can't even button up my clothes by myself."

In this case, authorities arrested Kentavious Jones and Victor Clark for attempted murder. Police said more than 20 shell casings were found. Tyus told police the shootings started after an argument with Clark who is a family acquaintance.

Investigators said Sunday night, gunmen targeted Tyus's home for a second time. This time shooting more than 20 bullets into the back of her home.

"I just laid praying praying and hoping I wouldn't get shot again," said Tyus.

Police said they were able to find more than 30 different shell casings belonging to two different handguns and a shotgun. Authorities said no one was injured. Tyus told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News that she is worried for the safety of her 7-year-old son.

"I just couldn't imagine something happening to my baby. I want to make it, I want to see him do something with his life. I want to still be here hopefully," said Tyus.

Both Tyus and police believe the two shootings are related. Jones and Clark are still being held on charges from the first shooting. Police said witnesses described a black, square, older-type Chevrolet Suburban in the area. They are looking to talk to the driver of that vehicle.

If you have any information in this case, call Jackson Police at (731) 425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-TIPS.


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