UPDATE: 3 injured in Allenton Heights shooting

UPDATE:

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson Police Department responded to a call about a shooting in east Jackson Thursday afternoon.

According to Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser, officers responded to a shooting at Allenton Heights around 2:40 p.m. Thursday.

Three people received injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening at this time, according to police.

Wiser said a bullet went through an apartment, and one person was shot in the arm.

A second person was shot in the arm, and a third person was shot in the chest, but is currently in stable condition, Wiser said.

Police say the shooting is believed to have occurred during a drug transaction, and one of the victims was found in possession of a handgun.

According to police, there was a surveillance camera in the area.

Police are currently not searching for any other suspects.

EARLIER STORY:

JACKSON, Tenn. — Part of Preston Street and Sullivan Street in east Jackson are blocked as officers with the Jackson Police Department respond to an incident near Allenton Heights.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News received multiple calls about an incident near Allenton Heights just before 3 p.m. Thursday.

Police have not confirmed the nature of the incident or any injuries reported.

We have a crew en route to the scene, and will have more information as details become available.

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