‘This is horrifying’: Bullets fly in Jackson neighborhood, leaving 1 man injured
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Two people have been charged after a shooting on Northside and Manila Drive caused a car to crash into a pole.
Neighbors say they heard multiple shots ring out Wednesday afternoon.
“I was talking to a friend and I heard what sounded like 30 shots all in a row and then a slight pause and then 30 more,” described Jane Tucker, who lives in the neighborhood. “I was just stunned ‘cause I couldn’t believe that it could be that many gunshots.”
She said she then got in her car and drove to a local tire shop to ask if what she heard was fireworks or gunshots. They responded “they were definitely gun shots.”
There were over three-dozen evidence markers in the driveway of a home and into the street, which was marked off with yellow crime tape. A vehicle also had multiple bullet holes.
After crashing the car, residents say Antowan Friday ran into the backyard of a home one street over on Manilla Drive - where he was caught.
Police say Trevosius Douglas, who’s also a suspect, was shot in the head. An ambulance took him to the hospital and his injuries were not life threatening.
They will both be charged with drive-by shooting. Police recovered an AK-47 and drugs at the scene.
“This is horrifying...” stated Tucker. “I moved here 30 years ago and it was so quiet, and it’s just not like that anymore. A shootout in your own neighborhood is scary.”
The Jackson Police Department is also asking for help in locating Raquean Houston and another unidentified man involved in the crime.
If anyone knows their whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Jackson Police Department or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-355-8477.
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