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JPD investigating possible murder/suicide at motel

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a double shooting that occurred at the Crown Motel Boling Street.

Officers responded to the location on Monday after receiving a call from management that tenants within a room there had not checked out and were not answering the door.

Officers attempted to enter the room and could tell that an object was partially barricading the door. After they were finally able to gain entry officers found both a male and female lying motionless on the floor, and both appeared to have been fatally shot.

Based the initial evidence observed, The JPD says that it appears the incident was a murder/suicide. A firearm was found inside the room.

Neither victim has been identified at this time. The relationship, if any, between the two has not been established nor has a motive. It also remains unknown how long they had been inside the room prior to being discovered.

Detectives are still actively investigating the incident by speaking with other individuals who were occupying rooms there, to gather information which could help determine what took place inside that motel room.

Anyone with any additional information that may assist in this investigation is asked to contact Police at 601-960-1234 or call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

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