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Police Investigate Shooting in East Jackson

By Meghan Pinkley
By mpinkley@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - The search continues for a Jackson man police said opened fire on a teenager and chased him through an East Jackson neighborhood.

Clinton Berry is who Police said pulled the trigger, hitting two different people, one of them in the head. He is believed to be driving a box-style orange Chevrolet with silver rims.

Officers are certain the shooting that injured two people was no accident. "We started running outside, my auntie, she started running to go see where her daughter was at and she told her to get in the house," said resident, Dewalte Taylor. Jackson Police said gun shots were fired around 2:30, Monday afternoon. Residents said they heard about 10 gun shots.

An older teen suffered a graze wound to the right side of his head and a woman suffered a wound to her leg. Officials said both are expected to fully recover.

"At this time we're still working on what led up to it and what caused it. We know it started in one area and ended in another over here in Lincoln Courts," said Deputy Chief Barry Michael of the Jackson Police Department.

Witnesses said the suspect was chasing the victim while shooting at him. Taylor and his cousin both said the teen who was shot in the head does not live in Lincoln Courts, but was visiting a friend and claimed he was like a brother to them. "I was sad and then I just turned mad," said Makala Pettigrew.

If you have any information on Berry or his whereabouts, contact the Jackson Police Department at (731) 425-8400, or Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-8477.
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