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Jackson Witness says she saw a gunman in shootout

Posted at 2:35 PM, Sep 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-29 14:35:51-04

A shootout on Jackson's northwest side has neighbors on edge.

Jackson Police say the gunfire was exchanged Friday, prompting lockdowns at two schools.

As FOX 47 News' Cryss Walker reports, people say they no longer feel safe.

Shaken up, dazed and confused.

That's how some residents on Oakhill Avenue in Jackson describe the way they felt after hearing a terrifying noise.

“I was laying in my bed and I heard like just an outrageous amount of gunshots,” said Heather Jackson. “It was no mistaking what it was. I had never heard that many in my life.”

Jackson Police say the first round of bullets fired off just after 11 a.m. Friday.

“Then it was a pause. I thought it was done and then there was like five more,” Jackson said.

While one neighbor heard the shots, another told FOX 47 News she saw the gunman.

“He had a gun and he actually shot five more rounds off,” said Crystal Brooks.

“He dropped his gun and ran, but I just seen him run down toward the church parking lot afterwards.”

Jackson Police did not confirm that a gun was found.

They say multiple cars and houses were hit, but no one was injured.

Jackson Police have not confirmed if the shooting was gang-related, nor did they disclose the number of shooters.