Jackson police investigate shooting at Allenton Heights Apartments

JACKSON, Tenn. — Investigators with the Jackson Police Department say they got a call around 2:40 p.m. Thursday about a shooting at Allenton Heights Apartments.


“Two individuals got into a shootout,” said Police Chief Julian Wiser. “We located the one individual here at the scene. The other individual showed up at the hospital.”

Wiser says one of the suspects was shot in the arm, and the other was shot in the chest.

Wiser also says a stray bullet went through the window of a nearby home, hitting one person in the arm.

According to Wiser, none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

“There was also drugs recovered in the immediate area, and what we’ve been able to determine initially, it appears this was a drug transaction,” Wiser said.

Wiser adds that one of the gunshot victims was found with a firearm.

The identities of those involved have not been released. Investigators say they are not looking for any other suspects.

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