Kennedy Hobbs Wiki – Kennedy Hobbs Bio
Kennedy Hobbs graduated from high school hours before she was killed in a shooting outside a gas station. She died at the scene after she was shot three times in Jackson, Mississippi.
The incident happened at around 10:45 pm on Tuesday evening
She was 18 years old.
The incident happened around 10:45 pm on Tuesday at the Texaco gas station on Medgar Evers Boulevard near Sunset Drive.
Hobbs had graduated from Murrah High School on Tuesday morning.
Police are questioning witnesses who were at the scene at the time of the shooting.
Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr Errick Greene said in a statement: ‘A loss of a younger person, especially just after she’s graduated, it’s tough.
‘My heart goes out to her immediate family, to her mom, to her family, to her friends, her fellow graduates.’
Hobbs’ uncle, William Edwards, said her death had been ‘hard to process.’
Speaking to local station WAPT, he said: ‘I’ve never felt this way and I’m trying to understand it.’
Hobbs’ family says the teenager’s boyfriend was killed in a shooting in April on Rose Street at Robinson Street.
It is unclear if the two shootings are related.
The shooter fled before police arrived, Brown said. Investigators were interviewing witnesses Wednesday. They have not released information on whether Hobbs knew her killer or said what circumstances led to her death.
The death of Hobbs, who was the daughter of a faculty member in the district, has cast a shadow over the end of the school year ceremonies planned for the week.
The city was celebrating graduations at its seven high schools after a year marked by challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple commencements were planned so the district could limit crowds and follow Covid-19 safety precautions.
Speaking to reporters between graduation ceremonies Wednesday, Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick Greene said Hobbs was on everyone’s mind.
“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.”