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Police Looking for at Least One Gunman in Afternoon Shooting

By Brittany Nicholson
By bnicholson@wbbjtv.com

NORTH JACKSON -- Police said they are looking for two persons of interest after a shooting on Monday night has left one man dead.

They are described as black males in their late teens or early twenties. Both men were wearing white shirts and one of the men was wearing red shorts.

Monday night, some Jackson residents said they are worried about their safety.

"Something is very wrong around here. Something is very wrong," Belinda Givens said. "It's sad. This early up in the day, broad daylight? It's really, really sad. Jackson needs a whole turnaround," Givens said.

Investigators swarmed an apartment building on Brianfield Cove just after 1 p.m. Monday.

"Investigation leads us to believe he was shot outside and made entry into an apartment where he collapsed," Lieutenant Phillip Stanfill with the Jackson Police Department said.

They said they are now on the hunt for the two they believe killed the man in his early 20s.

"If you see any suspicious activity, anything that looks out of place, call and we'll investigate," Lt. Stanfill said.

Police are not sure if they victim lived in the area or why he was there at the time. Some residents said they heard arguing before they heard the shots.

Givens said she is afraid children will end up hurt.

"That's what they don't realize, you know, you could end up. Bullets don't have eyes. You can hit an innocent bystander," Givens explained.

Givens said she fears Jackson will soon only be known for crime.

"It's really sad that we're on the map like we are and its just this generation. It's got to end somewhere," Givens said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 424-TIPS (8477).
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