Sunday, April 28, 2013

Two dead, two wounded at shooting at private party

Two dead, two wounded at shooting at private party, Two Jackson men are dead after a shooting in a parking lot in downtown Jackson early Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department. Two other people were also shot, but where treated and released from the hospital.

The release said Brian Jontez Banes, 31, and Delandis Cortez Clark, also 31, died as a result of the injuries they received in the shooting. Dartalin Pharmer, 32, and Tashonda Davis, 22, were treated for injuries from gunshot wounds and released.

Police were called to a shooting on the parking lot of Wolfe Enterprises, located at 438 East Main St., shortly after 3:00 a.m. Sunday. They arrived to find Banes and Clark lying on the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital, where they were later pronounced dead. Two other gunshot victims, Pharmer and Davis, arrived at the hospital via personal vehicles.

The release said the preliminary investigation indicates there was an argument on the parking lot as a private party was letting out. There were numerous people on the parking lot when the shooting occurred.

Police stressed that there are many potential witnesses who were present when the murders occurred. Most witnesses left the area prior to police arriving or as they were arriving.

The police said they need the witnesses' help in solving the case. Police ask witnesses to please call the Violent Crimes Unit at 425-8676 or Crime Stoppers at 424-8477 or on the web at Tips can be submitted anonymously either way.

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