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Families of both people killed in Shannon store shooting speak out

The families of the two people killed in separate shootings at a store in Shannon Thursday spoke about their loved ones.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 10:30 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2019 10:48 PM

SHANNON, Miss. (WTVA) — Jaila Robinson was talking about her mother just one day after she lost her life.

"I love you. I miss you. I wish you was here with me," said Robinson.

Police responded just before 6 a.m.

Elsewhere, Chenenka Sims was talking about her late brother on the same day.

"Kentorrey was a loving brother. He was a loving dad," said Sims.

Both families have a different look at what transpired Thursday at Griggs Grocery and Deli between a couple that at one time was together.

Store owner Gary Griggs indicated it happened in an instant.

He said Shaharah Coggins ran into the store around 6 a.m. yelling for help.

Then, Kentorrey Sims took two steps inside the store and fired two rounds, killing her.

"You killed her, killed her for nothing, took her away from me," said Coggins' daughter.

Griggs said a Shannon police officer waiting to pay for his breakfast then shot and killed Sims.

"We are both hurt here," said Sims' sister.

The store owner went on to say it was a good thing the officer was in the store at the time of the shooting.

He believes Coggins would have run into the kitchen with store employees and Sims would have followed, which could have led to more people being hurt.

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