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"Shots Fired" Calls Investigated by JPD Overnight

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - It was a busy night for Jackson police officers, Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, after several 911 calls came in about gunfire in areas near downtown and in east Jackson.

Police said they have since arrested one person believed to be involved in the shooting.

Several calls about gun shots came into the police department between 10:45 p.m. and 11 p.m. Some of them were made by people living near the North Highland Ave. and Deadrick Street intersection. Jackson police officers were seen in the parking lot of Able's Way convenience store. But it did not appear that any gun casings were recovered. Officers hope surveillance video from the store could help them determine exactly what happened.

Less than a mile and a half from that location, along Greenwood Avenue, officers thought they found the car involved in at least one of the calls. But it was determined the silver Honda was not linked to the gunfire.

However, officers did report finding drugs in the vehicle and seized it, towing it from the scene and arresting one person. That person's name was no immediately available.

If you have information about who is behind these incidents, call the Jackson Police Dept. at (731) 425-8400 or CrimeStoppers at (731) 424-TIPS.
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