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A Madison County grand jury indicted four Jackson adults and one Jackson teenager Monday on multiple charges in a November shooting, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.

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Police said 27-year-old Corey Antuan Gray; 20-year-old Casey Lamar Mackey; 20-year-old Shenequa Marsha Ross; 18-year-old Hentrick Kyuna Long; and 16-year-old Keondre Long were all indicted on four counts of attempted first-degree murder, four counts of aggravated assault, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and felony evading arrest.

The release said they are each being held on $500,000 bonds at the Madison County Jail. They will be arraigned on April 7 in Madison County Circuit Court.

According to Jackson police, around 10:50 p.m. on Nov. 11, officers responded to a call about shots being fired on Holland Avenue. Officers determined that shots were fired into the house, located at 88 Holland Avenue. The home was occupied by four people, ages 49, 41, 21 and 16, when the shooting occurred, but no one inside the home was injured.

Shortly afterward, police spotted a blue 1998 Ford Crown Victoria believed to be involved in the shooting. Officers tried to stop the car and were led on a pursuit. The car crashed into a pole on the 600 block of Lexington Avenue, causing Keondre Long to be thrown out. Gray, Mackey and Hentrick Long ran away from the scene. The driver, Ross, was taken into custody, and three guns were recovered from the car.

Keondre Long was transported to the Regional Medical Center (The Med) at Memphis with serious injuries and was listed in stable condition. He was transported to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center after being released from The Med.

Police arrested Gray, Mackey and Hentrick Long the next day, the release said..

Following a Dec. 18 transfer hearing in Madison County Juvenile Court, Judge Christy Little ruled that Long may be tried as an adult. He was transferred from court to the Madison County Jail.

According to the affidavits of complaints against Gray, Ross, Mackey and Hentrick Long, they all admitted to their roles in the Nov. 9 incident.

In her affidavit, Ross admitted to driving Gray, Mackey, Hentrick Long and Keondre Long to 88 Holland Ave., knowing that they were going to shoot into the home.

Ross also admitted to driving the men and teens from the scene and trying to evade the police at an accelerated speed. She also identified Gray, Mackey and Long as the suspects who fled from her vehicle after the crash.

In Gray’s affidavit , he admitted to firing a 9mm TEC 9 handgun into the home on Holland Avenue and fleeing from the police at the scene of the car crash.

Hentrick Long’s affidavit said that he admitted to being in Ross’ car and providing Keondre LKong with a 38 caliber revolver while on Holland Avenue. The revolver was used by Keondre Long to shoot into the home on Holland Avenue.

Long also admitted to running from the police at the scene of the car crash.

In Mackey’s affidavit, he admitted to firing a .40 caliber handgun into the home on Holland Avenue and fleeing from the police at the scene of the car crash.

Mackey was the only suspect to admit to being a gang member when asked by a judge last year. He said he had been a member of the Crips for almost a year when the shooting occurred.

Police have said they believe the shooting, one in a series of shootings that occurred in a week’s time, was tied to a the Nov. 4 homicide of 23-year-old Alexander Merriweather, of Jackson. He was the city’s ninth homicide victim.

The Nov. 9 shooting marked the second time in a week the same house on Holland Avenue had been shot at.

Gray and Hentrick Long also face charges in other cases.

Gray is also facing another attempted murder charge in a case in which he is charged with shooting an Alamo man and grazing the man’s 5-year-old niece on Nov. 9 in the parking lot of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Hentrick Long is also facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission or attempt to commit a dangerous felony in a March 6, 2013 shooting of a 23-year-old Jackson man.

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