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Police say Jackson man was shot to death

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 22:06:52-04

JACKSON, Mich. — The Jackson Police Department said the person who was shot to death in Jackson was a 26-year-old man.

They have not released his name and do not currently have a description of the suspect.

The man had been shot and killed at 12:15 a.m. on north West Avenue in Jackson, but this shooting doesn't seem to be scaring two people off.

"I eat breakfast here everyday Monday through Friday every week, so I won't change that at all," Blaine Goodrich, a Parma resident, said.

Some people say it's not out of the ordinary in Jackson for there to be a shooting.

"I mean it doesn't change because no matter where you go in Jackson there's been a shooting one time or another. A block away, two blocks away. It happens, its sad but it is what it is. I'm scared to take my kids certain places but I'm not fearful like I guess I just don't go certain places because certain places that's where it happens at, but I guess it'll anywhere," Bobby Joiner, a Jackson resident said.

Jackson police are aware of the violence issue and are trying to combat it.

"And we're pushing out a four man team at this time that ultimately goes out with the direct purpose and their direct mission is to combat violent crime and more specifically gun crimes in the community," Jackson police said.

The shooting happened on West Avenue near Ganson Street.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head.

We'll keep you updated on the investigation.

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