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Man Killed in Early Morning Shooting; Person of Interest Sought

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Jackson, Tenn. - Jackson police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Thursday morning.

According to investigators, officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Mobile Street.

Soon after responding to that call, police received another call saying someone had been shot, this time on Middle Avenue just before 2:00 a.m.

Officers said they found the Brandon McKnight, 23, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said, based on the preliminary investigation, McKnight was shot near the intersection of First St. and Middle Ave. McKnight then ran back towards Middle Ave. where he collapsed on the sidewalk.

A short time after McKnight's shooting, a 22-year-old Jackson man was transported by private vehicle to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and both legs. He was treated and released.

The 22-year-old man reportedly told police that he was also near the intersection of First St. and Middle Ave. and was shot during the same succession of gunfire as when McKnight was shot. He told police that he did not know McKnight and they were not together.

Investigators have developed Grady Carroll as a person of interest. He is a 33-year-old black man, 5' 8" in height and weighs about 210 pounds. Carroll was accompanied by another man. The only available description is a black male wearing a dark-colored shirt.

Anyone with information on Carroll's whereabouts or the identity of the second man is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). Submit a cyber tip at www.424tips.org and click on “Web Tips”.
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