Kennedy Hobbs Biography, Wiki
Kennedy Hobbs a teenage woman in Mississippi was gunned down just hours after her high school graduation on Tuesday, police said. Hobbs, a graduate of Murrah High School, was shot three times at a Texaco gas station in Jackson, the state’s capital, according to cops.
Just hours earlier, Kennedy Hobbs had walked across the stage at her high school graduation.
She wore a pair of sparkling silver high heels, with her hair straightened under her royal blue cap, video of the ceremony live-streamed on Facebook shows. As a photographer captured a shot of her gripping her diploma, she smiled: The next stage of her life was about to begin.
Kennedy Hobbs has died at the age of 18-years-old.
An 18-year-old woman in Mississippi was gunned down just hours after her high school graduation on Tuesday, police said. Kennedy Hobbs, a graduate of Murrah High School, was shot three times at a Texaco gas station in Jackson, the state’s capital, according to cops. Jackson police have not released any possible motives for the fatal shooting or named any suspects. On Wednesday, Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick Greene reacted to the tragic killing.
“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.”
Hobbs was reportedly killed at a Texaco Station roughly five miles away from where she graduated from high school.
Hobbs’ murder comes amid a spike in crime in Jackson. In 2020, the city saw a record number of slayings, with nearly 130 of them. Jackson is on pace to set another annual homicide record in 2021. By the end of April, 50 people had been murdered in the city.
But it was cut short Tuesday night when the 18-year-old was shot three times at a Texaco gas station in Jackson. She died at the scene just before 11 p.m., Jackson Police Department spokesman Sam Brown said.
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.