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UPDATE: 29-year-old man dies following shooting in Sylacauga

Jamya Lewis was rushed to UofL Hospital Wednesday where she died around 11:30 p.m., making her...
Jamya Lewis was rushed to UofL Hospital Wednesday where she died around 11:30 p.m., making her death the 149th homicide of the year.(Unsplash)
Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 3:18 PM CDT
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SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WBRC) - A 29-year-old man died after he was shot multiples times Thursday, May 20.

Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson said officers responded to a 911 call in the Buttermilk Hill Community, on N. Nashville Avenue between E. 3rd Street and E. 4th Street.

The victim, 29-year-old Shaquan Devon Jackson, of Arnold Circle in Sylacauga, was shot multiple times in his upper body. Johnson said CPR was started by Good Samaritans and officers on the scene.

Jackson was taken to CVMC Emergency Department. Chief Johnson said Jackson was transferred to UAB after undergoing surgery at CVMC to stabilize him enough for the flight to UAB.

Jackson died after arriving at UAB.

SPD is asking anyone with information, please come forward and speak to the investigators who are working this case. Chief Johnson said, “We believe that someone in that area saw what happened and knows why. The area where the shooting occurred is a busy area at that time of day.”

If you have any information pertaining to a crime, please contact the Sylacauga Police Department Investigations Division at 256-401-2464 or you may report anonymously to the Sylacauga Police Department Tip Line at 256-249-4716.

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