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An 18-year-old woman in Mississippi was gunned down just hours after her high school graduation on Tuesday, police said.
Kennedy Hobbs, a graduate of Murrah High School, was shot three times at a Texaco gas station in Jackson, the state’s capital, according to cops.
Jackson police have not released any possible motives to the fatal shooting, or named any suspects.
On Wednesday, Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick Greene reacted to the tragic killing.
“To get the news this morning of the passing of one of our dear graduates, it’s tough,” he said.
“It’s really tough. And it brings into view just how important this work is that we do.”
Hobbs’ murder comes amid a spike in crime in Jackson.
In 2020, the city saw a record number of slayings, with nearly 130 of them.
Jackson is on pace to set another annual homicide record in 2021. By the end of April, 50 people had been murdered in the city.
With Post wires
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