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Family member of Jackson murder victim speaks out about spike in crime

Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A family member of a man murdered in a triple shooting is speaking out about the spike in crime in the capital city. 

He also wants his loved one's killer caught. 

Police say 27-year-old Jovorski Blackmon and 28-year-old Terrance Terry were walking out of Skonny’s BBQ spot when someone opened fire on them early Sunday morning.

READ MORE: Two killed in triple shooting on Bailey Avenue identified

Loved ones say the deadly shooting was senseless and the violence must stop.

“He will be missed,” said Albert Wilson, Blackmon's cousin.

As Albert Wilson stares at his cousin's picture, he can't believe he is gone. Wilson says it is a feeling shared by Blackmon’s mom and other loved ones.

“I have spoken to the mom and she is devastated,” said Wilson.

According to Jackson police, they received a call of a shooting at Skonny's BBQ shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday.  

Blackmon and Terry were shot multiple times and later died. Another man was injured.

Right now, investigators say the motive it is still a mystery.

“He wasn't a drug dealer, gang banger, but even if he was, there is no reason for killing," said Wilson. "He was a positive young man trying to do positive things. He was basically out like young people do.”

According to JPD, in the past eight days, at least five people have been murdered in Jackson bringing the number to 36 homicides so far this year.

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“It is disturbing to me, not only because my family member got killed, but to see the number of senseless violence,” said Wilson.

RELATED: 2018 is Jackson's deadliest year on record, per FBI data

While Wilson wants to see police step up their efforts to curb crime, he says citizens also have to find ways to increase the peace the community.

“I was going to call my male members together. I was going to encourage every leader of their family that is a male sit down with them," said Wilson. "We talk about consequences of actions, accountability, responsibility and education.”

The Jackson Police Department will be hosting a monthly community outreach meeting on Thursday May 10.

This month's discussion will cover community policing, crime prevention and anger management. 

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