Police: 18 Shell Casings Found After Shots Fired Call

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Police were called to an East Jackson neighborhood to investigate after more than a dozen shots were fired. According to investigators, several black men allegedly shot into the air between Lane Ave. and Berry St., leaving 18 shell casings behind from three different weapons. “Ain’t no telling where it’s gonna land,” Antonio Warlick said, a Berry St. resident. “It might land over there somewhere, hit somebody over there so, that’s unnecessary, that’s foolishness.” Police say an unknown person may have been the intended target. Warlick says he heard the shots before midnight Friday. After the recent string of violence, he says moving his family to a rural area has become an option. “I’m trying to stay out the way and take care of my nieces and nephews and try to keep them away from this mess that’s going on out here in these streets,” Warlick said. Members from the nearby Macedonia Baptist Church say the shooting happened too close. Deacon Willie Owens Sr. says he no longer feels safe. “Bullets don’t have eyes, they’ll go anywhere and next thing you know, somebody’s hurt,” Owens said. Police say no one was injured in the shooting. Owens said the shooters need spiritual help, and called them disrespectful. “It’s the people that’s behind these bullets that… they don’t care about nobody,” Owens said. “All they doing is just showing off.” Police say they’re still looking for the shooters. If you have any information that could lead to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

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