Sporting event turns deadly at Jackson park
JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson Police Department responded to a shooting in Muse Park Friday night.
What started Friday evening as a kickball event for the community turned tragic with gunshots.
People were playing kickball at a local community event in Muse Park, when attendees say they heard gunshots and started running to their cars.
A witness at the kickball event, Nikita Jones, says they heard several gunshots from the parking lot.
“Where everyone was parked at and they just started shooting. Everybody started running and I saw one guy running to the right toward the school. I heard he collapsed,” Jones said.
Jones says she remembers vividly the sound of gunshots.
“All I heard was a lot of pow, pow, pow,” Jones said.
Jackson Police Department responded to the call around 8:20 Friday night, and found 18-year-old Tanyarris Maxwell shot and lying on the ground in the parking lot beside the kickball field.
Maxwell was taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He passed away from his injuries soon after reaching the hospital.
The homicide is still under investigation by the Jackson Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting can contact the JPD at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-TIPS (8477).