June 5, 2021

Deadly shooting in Jackson left one dead

Gabbi Ferreri

Jackson Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in the 1100 block of Barbara Ann Drive. The victim, Jertia Evans, 23, was shot while sitting outside of her house and then passed away due to her injuries.

Investigators told WJTV that a dark-colored Ford Escape drove by shooting multiple rounds into the house striking Evans who was sitting outside.

The multiple rounds that were shot were from a .223 assault rifle and 1 round from a .40 caliber weapon.

This incident is believed to be in retaliation from another incident that occurred earlier in the week at the “tennis court” on Oak Forrest Drive where a juvenile robbed a person for $300.00.

There is an ongoing investigation.

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