Police: Suspected Gunman in LANA shooting still on the loose
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JACKSON, Tenn.,–The suspect in an early morning shooting in the historic Lambuth neighborhood is still on the loose, according to police. The two shooting victims, ages 19 and 20 are recovering from injuries in a Memphis hospital, according to investigators. Police said the victims are related and are in stable condition for gunshot wounds to the arm and torso. It is unclear at this time what may have triggered the spray of bullets, according to Lieutenant Phillip Stanfill with the Jackson Police Department. Police confirm multiple shots were fired in the parking lot of the Longstreet Apartment complex. “I was sitting in my living room watching television and I heard about 8-10 shots. I didn’t hear a car peel out or anything, but I did see a car turn down this way and keep going,” one neighbor, who did not want to be identified said. Investigators said the victims were visiting someone at the apartments,”this is a good neighborhood to live in and I hope we can keep it like that,” Billie Luster said. Both residents and elected officials said they were surprised to hear about where the shooting happened. “That location is normally a quiet location. Longstreet apartments hasn’t had any issues in the past that we know of,” Jackson City councilman Johnny Dodd said. Dodd spent his lunch hour canvassing the neighborhood Thursday to hear from residents about possible concerns they may have from the shooting, “It’s gonna be okay, we do have a safe city, but things like this happen. It’s been a while since we’ve had a shooting,” Dodd said. Residents said despite the shooting, they still feel safe,” I’m not worried, but I’ll be aware. I’ll be watching,” Luster said. Police said details on the suspect are very limited and it is unclear if he may live in the apartments. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News put in calls to Town and Country Realtors, which according to records manages the property. Our questions went unanswered.