JPD issued the following press release:
On Thursday, November 3, 2016, at approx. 12:00 PM; Jackson Police Officers responded to the 200 block of Gaddis St. regarding a shooting. Upon officers' arrival, it was learned that two females had been shot while occupying a white Pontiac Grand Prix. The driver, identified as Wyvonia Bell, 19; sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. She is stable. The front passenger, identified as Kristen Bennett, 18; sustained multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced deceased on scene.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that the occupants of the vehicle were traveling in the area when an unknown suspect(s) fired multiple rounds into the vehicle. The vehicle came to a rest on Gaddis St. Investigators were able to locate evidence on Dunbar St. believed to be linked to this incident. It was alleged the victims were possibly being followed in the area by two females occupying a silver vehicle just prior to the shooting. The shooter is described as a black male standing in the street armed with a gun.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect(s) in this incident, please call the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or 601-355-TIPS (8477).
Kingfish note: It appears she left a child behind.