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Jaylen Burns Death – Obituary: Victim Shot and Killed on Campus, Suspect at Large

Jaylen Burns, a student of Jackson State University was shot and killed right on campus at the University Pointe Apartment Complex, according to report. The management has suspended all activities on campus since the incident.

JPD is assisting campus police with the investigation into the fatal shooting. Officers worked throughout the night and Monday morning scouring the apartment complex looking for scenes.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jaylen’s family, friends and all those who knew him,” Hayes-Anthony said in a message to students. “He was an ambitious and bright young man, who believed in being of service as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and president of the C100 Chapter at JSU, an affiliate of the 100 Black Men of America. We grieve the tragic loss of his life due to this act of violence.”

A statement released by acting President Elayne Hayes-Anthony said Jaylen Burns was taken to a hospital from campus after reports of shots being fired at the University Pointe Apartment Complex, which is on the Valley Street side of campus. The shooting was reported about 10 p.m. Sunday.

According to police, Burns apparently tried to drive himself to the hospital, but couldn’t make it.

“We made contact with the man at Lynch Street and Alta Vista, who had been shot multiple times,” said Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade. “Upon speaking with a witness on scene, she had said it had transpired on the campus of JSU, near the apartment complex University Pointe.”

Announcing his passing, Jackson State University management wrote, read their full statement below;

Read ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY’s Full Statement Here:

Read THE 1400 KLUB’s Full Statement Here: (Jaylen served as president)

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