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Family remembers father and son gunned down in Sharkey County

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ROLLING FORK, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Investigators have yet to release the name of the man suspected of shooting 26-year-old Alex Jennings Jr. and his father Alex Jennings Sr. Their family says they will be greatly missed.

"It's just devastating," said Julie Clark. "I mean his birthday is on Christmas so there's no calling and saying 'Happy Birthday Unc. I love ya.' No more of his goofy laugh. It's not easy losing a loved one, let alone two in one day."

For now, all we know is the father and son were shot in front of the home of the person of interest that's on Highway 16 near the intersection of Highway 61 and the MDOT Maintenance Facility. Another person was also shot and taken to a hospital, but details have not yet been released on the third victim.

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This comes during a trying time for the family as they buried two family members earlier in the year and plan to bury a cousin this Saturday.

"Oh, we going through something," Ethel Taylor said. "It's a tragedy for us. We just not too long ago buried our Momma and our other brother, so we've got to go through it again."

Because Sharkey County is a smaller community, the family says they do know of the suspect, but knew nothing of any problems the men may have had with one another.

They also mention Alex Jennings Sr. was the father of three boys, including Alex Jr. who was a father of one with another one on the way.

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