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On Monday Assistant Chief Lee Vance said multiple suspects, possibly armed, were still on the loose.

Jackson Police Respond to Two Homicides in 26 Minutes

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After two shootings in 26 minutes, Two men are dead in the city of Jackson after a day of violence.

On Monday Assistant Chief Lee Vance said multiple suspects, possibly armed, were still on the loose.

One of the shootings happened around 3 p.m. at the gas pumps of "Fuel Time" convenience store on Terry Road where, in broad daylight, someone shot 25-year-old Dexter Myles to death.

More than a dozen bullet holes covered the back of his car and police do not yet have a suspect.

Witnesses, who asked not to be identified, said the victim jumped into the backseat of his car to dodge shots but the barrage of bullets was unavoidable.

"The victim was shot multiple times as you can see all the shell casings behind me on the ground," Officer Colendula Green said.

"The victim's family is out on scene too so tensions are flaring. We're just trying to keep the scene calm and hopefully just bring some closure to this family," Ofc. Green said.

And within the same hour at the Reserve Apartments another shooting - which police have not said is connected - left a second, unidentified victim dead.

"We found some blood trails in and around the apartment where the known deceased person is so we're in the process right now of processing the crime scene," Assistance Chief Lee Vance said.

Police said the injured individual has not yet been located. Investigators said the shooters were bold because they lashed out in the middle of the day.

"Not only are the individual's involved affected, it's the entire community because it happened in a very well populated apartment complex and on a very busy street on Terry Road," Asst. Chief Vance said.

Police have recovered one weapon from the case of the killing at the Reserve Apartments. It is unclear if that weapon was used today or if it belonged to the suspect or the victim.


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