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JACKSON, MI - Jackson police are investigating two shootings reported Thursday night and Friday morning. One of them wounded a 23-year-old man.
He was the third person injured by gunfire since Monday in Jackson, on the city's south side.
Jackson police are working to determine any connections and believe some of the recent shootings and reports of shots fired are gang-related, Lt. Adam Williams said.
About 9 p.m. June 7, officers responded to a report of shots fired at Harwood and First streets. A vehicle with visible bullet holes had crashed into a tree, but all those involved left the area.
Within minutes, officers received word the 23-year-old had arrived at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Williams said. He had been hit in the left shoulder, police reported.
A short time later, police found another vehicle at Third and High streets. It had bullet holes, but was unoccupied, Williams said.
Early Friday, about 4 a.m., shots were fired into a house in the 1100 block of First Street. At least one person was in the house, but no one was hurt. Six to eight shots were reportedly fired; officers found far more shell casings, Williams said.
Police do not believe the shooter or shooters in the 1100 block struck the intended target.
No one had been arrested or identified as a suspect by Friday afternoon.
These incidents came as police continued to investigate a shooting before 1 a.m. Thursday on Cypress Drive, north of the Martin Luther King Center. A man, 25, drove himself to the hospital after a round hit him in the left leg, Elmer Hitt, director of police and fire services earlier said.
Monday afternoon, hospital staff summoned police because a 31-year-old man had arrived with a gunshot wound, also to the left leg. Investigators believe he was shot in a home in the 900 block of First Street.
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