Jackson police investigate early morning shooting

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NORTH JACKSON, Tenn. — An early morning shooting in North Jackson sent one man to the hospital Tuesday just as he was walking in to work. Jackson police say it happened around 6:50 a.m. The victim of the shooting spoke with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News just after he was released from the hospital. He said he wants to remain anonymous because he fears for his life. “Let’s hope this boy don’t kill me,” the victim said. “He was holding a gun to my face and said give me your money.” Police said the victim was then shot in the leg. “At first he refused to give up the money up,” Lt. Jeff Shepard with the Jackson Police Department said. “Finally, the suspect shot him.” Shepard said it happened at an insurance agency on Weatherford Square just off of Carriage House Drive when the victim was getting out of his truck to go to work. “It was just a young black boy. He was 5-7,” the victim said. “He was totally covered up and had a hoodie on and a face mask.” The victim says he gets to work at the same time every day and thinks he may have been targeted. “Whoever it was knew my routine every day,” the victim said. “So I think people need to change up every once in a while.” Investigators say they currently have no leads or suspects but say the entire altercation was caught on camera. “We are looking at surveillance video,” Shepard said. “We hope to gather some more info from that.” Overall, the victim says he just wants the violence to stop. “Hopefully they can catch who did this and this will be the last shooting of the year,” the victim said. “Let’s hope this doesn’t happen around here again.” If you have any information about the shooting or know who may be involved, you are asked to call Jackson police or Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-TIPS (8477).

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