Vinton Grant


Police Seeking Former Lane Student in Connection with Shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. - Jackson police have released the name of the man they are seeking for firing a gun on the campus of Lane College.

Vinton Antonio Grant, of Somerville, is wanted on a charge of reckless
endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Around 1 p.m., Tuesday, police responded to a shots fired call at Lane College, located at 545 Lane Avenue. A man reportedly fired shots near Graves Hall and was last seen running north.

Witnesses saw the man get into a waiting Oldsmobile Alero on Middleton Street with one man already inside.

Investigators identified Grant, 18, as the shooter. Based on the investigation thus far, Grant fired shots in the vicinity of some students.

No one was struck or otherwise injured. The investigation is ongoing to determine if Grant was intending to specifically shoot someone and his motive.

Grant is a former Lane student. Lane College is assisting police in the investigation.

Grant is around 6' 2" and weighs about 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on this incident or Grant's whereabouts is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Major Crimes Bureau at (731) 425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-8477 (TIPS).

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