Jackson homeowners react to U-Haul crashing into house after shooting


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Jackson homeowner is trying to figure out what to do next after a U-Haul crashed into his home after a deadly shooting Sunday night.

The home is located on Archer Avenue. The Jones family said they were in the process of remodeling their home, but there’s now $30,000 worth of damage after the crash.

“This wasn’t nothing. It was a shell when we first got this house. We’d come a long way because water had gotten all in my house,” said Philica Jones, the homeowner.

They said the area that the U-Haul crashed into was where their grandchildren would be sleeping. No one was at home when the crash happened.

“If were were at home, we wouldn’t be here today,” said Jessie Jones, the homeowner.

The family hopes people will stop and think before they shoot.

“How do you feel comfortable murdering people? Just shooting all on the street. Don’t care who you hit, what house you it, if children are there or whatever.

As the Jones family works to rebuild, Jackson police are still investigating the shooting. The department has not identified the victim at this time.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family make repairs. Click here if you would like to make a donation.

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