2 victims treated, released in overnight midtown shooting

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Two men have been treated and released from the hospital for non-life threatening injuries after a shooting in a midtown apartment complex. Officers said the shooting does not appear to be random but have not released a motive at this time. Neighbors who did not want to be identified said they heard several gunshots at the Laparre apartment complex around 8 p.m. Wednesday. “They just came out in droves,” one neighbor said. “They’ve been several different places, several different times over there.” Madison County Commissioner Doug Stephenson lives a few doors down from the apartment building. He said he was at church when the shooting occurred but arrived home while investigators were still at the complex. “It’s sort of disconcerting,” he said. “We’ve had some incidents over there in the last year or so where the police have been over there numerous times.” Several residents said they would like to see their neighbors take a more proactive approach to cracking down on crime. “We become insensitive to it sometime and we don’t realize we need to be looking out for our neighbors,” Stephenson said. Many on Walnut Street said they think police are doing a solid job patrolling the area, but some would like to see some reinforcement by adding crime cameras to the street. Stephenson said that’s something he’s spoken about and thinks would make a good addition for the block.

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