Police: Suspect in custody in fatal Humboldt shooting
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — The investigation into a deadly school shooting is underway.
The shooting at a Humboldt basketball game left one person dead and several others injured.
Several law enforcement agencies responded to a call Tuesday night about shots fired at a game between North Side and Humboldt High School.
Humboldt Police Chief Raynard Buchanan says there was some type of altercation between two men.
According to police, 21-year-old Justin Kevon Pankey, of Humboldt, was found shot and later died at the scene.
A second victim, 18-year-old Xavier Clifton was shot and taken by helicopter to a trauma center and is currently in serious condition.
And a third victim, Dontavious Cross, was shot and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and was later released.
The shooting happened outside of the auditorium and no students were injured.
He says they are not sure if the shooting was gang-related.
“That is something that we will look into to verify or say for sure that it wasn’t gang-related. So we are not sure,” Buchanan said.
And the district decided to cancel classes for Wednesday after the tragic incident.
Students at North Side were also given the option of in-class or a virtual learning for the day.
Buchanan says they have one person in custody for questioning.
Police confirmed that a suspect, 18-year-old Jadon Davon Hardiman, of Jackson, was also taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.
The investigation is ongoing.
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