Resident recalls horrific teen shooting - - Jackson, MS

Resident recalls horrific teen shooting

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CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The search continues for two men wanted in connection with a fatal convenience store shooting in Canton. A teenager was killed working in this store. 

His father was also wounded during the robbery. It's a night that residents say they will never forget.

"I heard two shots and I thought they were firecrackers," said I.C. Stubbs.

The 78 year old lives across the street from Fat Boys convenience store. He had just finished watching a football game when he heard those shots and minutes later there was chaos.

"Two young ladies come running over here hollering, crying , screaming, said they killed that little boy over there. Killed that little boy," said Stubbs.

The boy was 13-year-old Muhammed Saeed, also known as Lil Ali. Canton police say he was shot at point blank range, while his father Fahd Saeed was shot in the stomach.

"I walked over there. Fat Boy, his daddy, was laying on the floor in the door. He was shot right here and I looked over the counter and saw his son over there laying on his back. He bled out."

Canton police said 34-year-old Tony Clark and his nephew 19-year-old Teanta Jymon Clark are suspects in the case and are seen in surveillance video. Both live on Union Street in Canton.

"It is very heinous. We're actually trying to stay calm just watching their video is really sad. It may be other motives that were involved, but right now we just have to go by what we see right now," said Canton Police Dept. Asst. Chief Juan Cloy.

13-year-old Miracle Harris attended Nichols Middle school with Lil Ali.

"He went to my school and I just want to pay respect to his family and that was something that's sad. And it kinda hurt me and my school and my friends that took classes with him," said Harris.

Residents tell us that Lil Ali said his mother and other family members were coming to America soon to join them in Canton.

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