The Jackson Police Department is investigating not one, but two homicides from late Wednesday night. The murders happened outside of the "Club Hall of Fame" in West Jackson on Highway 80.
WLBT was on the scene when emergency responders placed the body of one shooting victim into the Hinds County coroner's van late Wednesday evening.
"We got the call around 9 P.M., it came as a shots fired call," JPD spokesperson, Officer Colendula Green told WLBT News.
32 year-old Anthony David and 33 year-old Kendrick Singleton mark the city of Jackson's 16th and 17th homicide victims this year.
"They were shot several times," said Officer Green.
David and Singleton were murdered in the parking lot of the Club Hall of Fame, formerly known as the Horseshoe Lounge.
Officer Green told WLBT News, "once officers came on the scene they found these subjects sitting inside a vehicle, one the driver, the other the passenger."
That vehicle is a white Corsica. It's now filled with bullet holes and shattered windows.
West Jackson resident Matthew Porter told WLBT News that he's sad to hear about the double homicide, but he's not shocked about it.
"I wouldn't say necessarily I'm surprised, but you know you still get caught off guard when something drastic happens to anyone."
Porter is also a member of the Metro East Church of Christ on Highway 80. He said despite the double homicide and recent murders in the area, church membership continues to grow.
"I think more so than anything they come a little bit more because of certain incidents." "Our hearts go out to the families and everyone that was lost ," said Porter.
The suspect or suspects responsible for the double homicide remain on the run. If you have any information that can help lead to an arrest, call 601-355-TIPS.
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