Overnight news: Rapper one of 2 dead, 2 critical in 3 separate Jackson shootingscldde
A well-known Jackson rapper was one of the victims of a bloody 24 hours in the capitol city.
The Jackson Police Department said the shooting happened in the 2300 block of Montebello Drive.
The victim has been identified by Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart as rapper Lonnie Taylor, aka "Lil Lonnie."
Around 10:30 p.m., officers found a vehicle that had crashed into a residence. The male driver was later pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger was not injured.
The vehicle had been struck by gunfire as it traveled down Montebello Drive.
No suspect or motive is known at time.
Taylor was one of two people who were killed and two people were injured after after three separate shooting incidents in Jackson.
One of the injured is listed in critical condition.
Sunday 8 p.m.
A unidentified man was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle after being shot in the chest Sunday.
Shortly after 8 pm, Jackson police officers responded to the hospital where they learned the 49-year-old victim was in critical condition. Officers have not been able to determine there the incident occurred or who is responsible. The individual who transported the victim is also unknown.
Monday 4:30 a.m.
One woman is dead and another is woman is injured after they were shot during a break-in, JPD says.
Around 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglary in-progress call in the 700 block of Wingfield Street. Officers found the front door of the residence forced open. JPD says two women ran from the house after being shot.
Evvie Williams, 57, ran to a neighbor’s home where she later died. Her 24-year-old daughter, Jaalyn, was also shot in the face. Jaalyn is in critical condition.
The suspect, who fled on foot, is believed to be a heavy-set black male last seen running north on Wingfield Street.
In this photo of a computer monitor, Jaalyn and Evvie Willams are shown in social media post.
(Photo: Clarion Ledger)
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Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Mississippi at 601-355-TIPS(8477).