Residents react to Jackson bank shooting

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Monday morning’s shooting that left two dead had area residents on edge. Those at nearby businesses watched as workers ran out of the bank in horror after the shooting. “I thought maybe the bank was being robbed, but I didn’t know what was going on,” said Leigh Ann Keathley, who works across the street from the bank. She said she was heading to get a drink at Sonic when she saw what was going on. “There were a lot of people coming out of the bank or from behind the bank headed across the street to Sonic, and I could see a lady that was obviously in distress crying in the parking lot,” Keathley said. “I came out and it was very confusing and, you know, a little nerve wracking to see that clearly there was something very dangerous going on across the street,” said Shanna Tabor, who also works across the street. “You always figure something like that happens in somebody else’s neighborhood — not your own,” Tabor said. A nearby daycare was put on lockdown for about two hours. “The other assistant director had told them to lock the doors and lock their windows,” said Angela Glenn, assistant director at Kidz First. The bank can be seen from the daycare’s playground. Employees said the entire situation was frightening. “It’s very scary, especially if we’d of had kids outside on the playground,” Glenn said. “At the same time, you don’t know what could happen out there. If the kids had heard it, it would have scared them.” Workers at nearby businesses said it is difficult dealing with the shooting death of the bank employee whom they also call a friend.

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