Family holds balloon release to honor life of Jertia Evans

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The family of Jertia Evans held a balloon release on Sunday to reflect on her life and the memories they all shared.

Evans graduated from Mississippi State University just about a week before being killed outside of her grandmother’s house on Barbara Ann Drive in South Jackson.

According to the family, she graduated with a degree in fashion design and was working on starting her own business.

Investigators said a dark color Ford Escape drove by firing multiple shots into the house killing Evans who was sitting outside of the home at the time. They said the incident was a retaliation from a robbery that occurred at a tennis court on Oak Forest Drive.

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