Mackenzie Gibson 22 Of Springfield Dies Of a Gunshot Wound
Smokey has learned that Mackenzie Gibson 22 Of Springfield died at Vanderbilt Medical Center around 10PM Monday evening after being shot in the stomach at her home Monday evening
An initial investigation determined that a physical altercation took place between Mackenzie A Gibson and her step father Thomas L Bunn, both living at 718 Shelby Lynn Drive. The conflict escalated to include weapons including a knife, baseball bat and a handgun. During the altercation Mr Bunn fired one shot from the handgun striking Gibson in the abdomen. According to police, at the time of the shooting Gibson was holding a knife.
According to Springfield Police Chief David Thompson there has been no arrest and no charges have been filed at this time. The case is currently under investigation and the results will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office.
According to her brother Anthony Driccus Dowlin and his wife Karlisha as well as friends Jakemia Kennedy, Latonya “Winkee” Lee and Mike Edgin; Mackenzie was a fun friendly “life of the party” kind of person who loved music and sports.
Smokey will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Smokey would like to convey our deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
Jim Ball reporting November 27, 2012