Coroner: 16-year-old dead killed in drive-by was shot once in back

November 21, 2013 

The 16-year-old girl killed in Thursday night's drive-by shooting was standing outside a Unionville home with several other people when she was shot, according to Macon police.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones, who identified the victim as Alyssa Jackson, said she was shot once in the back in the 2000 block of Cedar Avenue about 8:20 p.m.

Neighbors said Friday morning that the woman who lives at the house where the shooting happened has lived there for just a few months. According to neighbors, children have since been hanging out in the yard.

The victim was a Southwest High School student, according to neighbors.

A 13-year-old boy shot in the head was in a vehicle traveling down Moseley Avenue with a relative when he was struck, according to a police release. He was taken to the hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Jones said he was in stable condition.

The boy's grandfather identified him as Charleston "Brother" Burnett III. Charles Burnett said his grandson, a student at Ballard-Hudson Middle School, was grazed in the side of the head. Charles Burnett, 63, said he was driving his grandson home in his truck and didn't see where the gun shot came from.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should call at 751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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