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Two People Injured in Drive-by Shooting

By Joe Sullivan
By jsullivan@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Jackson police are investigating a shooting that injured two men outside Wedgewood Apartments.

Police say it happened at 961 Old Hickory Boulevard around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the arm and a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg. Both men were treated and released from a local hospital.

Based on the preliminary investigation, two men parked a car at the entrance to the apartment building. The men got out of the car and approached a group of people who were standing outside. One or both men shot into the group of people and struck the victims. At least two cars were also hit.

It appears that the 23-year-old man was the intended target. The investigation is ongoing.

Officials say the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries, and gunshots hit at least two cars.

Police say the shooter was driving a silver or grey Ford Taurus.

If you have any information, call Jackson police or Crime Stoppers.

The only available description on the suspects is two black men.

Bradley Gadlen lives near where the shooting took place.

"We were just sitting here last night and heard four or five gun shots and I seen two black suspects jump the fence behind my house and run down the street," Gadlen said.

Beverley Belmont also lives near the shooting.

"I got the whole armor of God on so I am not afraid because God told me no weapon formed against me shall prosper."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Major Crimes Bureau at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). Submit a cyber tip at 424tips.org and click on “web tips”