Councilman Stokes addresses Thursday shooting on Morton Avenue

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — “If you gon’ live in Georgetown, especially if you gon’ live near me, you gon’ put those guns down!” Councilman Kenneth Stokes said angrily. He’s referring to a shooting on Thursday afternoon, right around the corner from his home, on Morton Avenue in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Stokes said that two men got into a fight, which led to the shooting.

“He started shooting at him running,” Stokes said. “He got hit with some buck shots that were spread out.”

It started on Powers Avenue, and they made their way over to Morton Avenue.

Stokes said that he believes alcohol led to the argument getting out of hand. He said the city government and Jackson police won’t take situations like this lightly.

“We’re gonna start doing time outs,” Stokes explained. “Time out means you’re going to jail. If you can commit the crime, you can do the time.”

Stokes added that the man who was shot recovered very quickly, and that he even went to work today.

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