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Four People Dead, All Shot In Two Jackson Houses

JACKSON, Miss.–Just a day after three small children were shot in their beds in a Jackson drive-by, another neighborhood is grieving the shooting deaths of four people. Three were found in one house about 11 a.m. Thursday and another victim was found in a house right beside that one after police had already left the scene.

The shootings happened on Moon St., which is near the Mill St. Bridge on Woodrow Wilson Ave.

“We’re interviewing anyone who might have information about this particular case,” Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance, but at this time no particular suspect and no clear motive.”

Several different neighbors said there were surveillance cameras on at least one of the houses and some believed they knew who was responsible. Police did not confirm any of the neighbors’ information.

While residents of the area waited in the rain, the Hinds County coroner brought out the bodies of Elder Gibson, 29; Sherrod Brown, 25; and Ashley Taylor, 22. They were shot. Later 51-year-old Mike Wilson, who was in the house next door was brought out. He had been stabbed several times.

“One individual told us they heard a car speeding away from the location possibly speeding away from the location about 11 o’clock last night,” Vance told media. That would have been Oct. 30. He said that was what they were working with at that point and no arrests had been made as of Friday morning.

Crime seems bad in Jackson and around the state and at a crime summit this week, the attorney general, the governor and others pledged to work together to get the numbers down. Public safety is expected to be the focus of next year’s legislative session.

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