Police: Teenager shot in east Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — Officers with the Jackson Police Department arrived at a home in east Jackson around 5:30 p.m. Monday where they found a teenager who had been shot.

“Officers were dispatched to an address here on Rhea Street,” said Capt. Derick Tisdale of the Jackson Police Department.

Once at the scene, officers said they discovered a teen with a serious gunshot wound.

The area was blocked by patrol cars and crime scene tape.

“A juvenile subject that was shot with a round, and transported to one of our local hospitals for the injury,” Tisdale said.

Investigators said the cause of the shooting is unknown as of now.

“We’re trying to determine whether or not this was accidental or was this a criminal act,” Tisdale said.

Investigators said they are looking for a witness who may have more information on the shooting.

As of Monday, the identity of the teen has not been released and police are still investigating.

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