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Deadly shootings under investigation in Jackson

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Published 2 weeks ago - Duration: 01:37s
Deadly shootings under investigation in Jackson
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Deadly shootings under investigation in Jackson

SCOTT SIMMONS/REPORTI NG: IT HASBEEN ANOTHER VIOLENTWEEK FOR THE CITY AS THE POLICEDEPARTMENTADMITS IT IS BEING PUSHED TOIT'SLIMITS THE CITY OF JACKSON NOWECLIPSING LAST YEAR'S MURDERRECORD.A RECORD VIOLENT PACE FOR THECITY OFJACKSON...MARKED BY 3 DEATHS INTHE LAST 3DAYS.15 HOMICIDES...IN AUGUST SET THECITY TOPASS UP THE MURDER RECORD FOR2019.82 MURDERS LAST YEAR.85 MURDERS SO FAR FOR 2020DEPUTY CHIEF DERIC HEARN/JPD:ITS LIKE WE ARE RUNNING FOR ONESHOOTING TO ANOTHER SHOOTING.DEPUTY POLICE CHIEFDERIC HEARN SAYS THERE WERE 32SHOOTINGS JUST LAST WEEK.INVESTIGATORS ARE SCRAMBLING TOFINDSOME LOGICAL REASON...PART OF ITPERHAPS THE STRESS OF THEPANDEMIC.DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF DERICHEARN/JPD: MOST OF IT APPEARS TOBE DISPUTES I DON'T KNOW THAT ITIS BEEF AGAINST ONE PERSON ORANOTHER .ITS LIKE PEOPLE CANTCOME TO A REASONABLEDECISION WITH OUT PICKING UP AGUAND SHOOTING SOMEBODY.

THEDEPARTMENT ISASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP INAVIOLENCE SPREE THAT HAS LARGELYCENTEREDON DOMESTIC FIGHTS...TURNEDDEADLY.THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ISUNDERSTAFFED ...HOPING TO ADDMORE OFFICERSSOON ...BUT DOUBTING THAT MOREOFFICEWILL STOP THIS HOMICIDE DILEMMA.DEPUTY CHIEF DERICHEARN/JPD:POLICE CAN'T BEEVERYWHERE IF POLICE COULD BEEVERYWHERE WHERE WE CANPREVENT SOME OF THIS ..I JUSTKNOWQUITE SURE THAT WE WOULD DOTHATSCOTT SIMMONS/REPORTI NG: THEPOLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT ISSTILL OUTPACING THE NATIONALAVERAGE FOR SOLVINGHOMICIDES IN THIS CITY CURRENTLYSOVLING 64.7 PERCENT OF ITSHOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS.

YETTHEY ADMIT THEY STILL HAVESO MUCH WORK TO DO IN A CITYCLEARLY DEALING WITH A VIOLENCEPROBLEM.

IN JACKSON SCOTTSIMMONS 16 WAPT NEWS.

POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP.IF YOU SEEOR KNOW SOMETHING ABOU

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