Teenage girl, man killed outside teen club in Hillsborough leave behind newborns

Julissa D. Jackson, 15. and Jyhaad D. Grant, 25.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A teenage girl was among two people who were shot and killed by security guards outside a pop-up teen club in Hillsborough County on Monday night.

Jyhaad D. Grant, 25, and Julissa D. Jackson, 15, were found dead inside a vehicle after they were shot by two security guards who said they feared for their lives. Grant and Jackson were Tampa residents.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded a 911 call at 11:30 pm about a shooting at a facility known as “The Club” located at 5809 50th St. N.

The facility is a storage building that is rented out for events.

About 150 to 200 people were attending a teen night “Pajama Jam” from 8 p.m. until midnight on Monday. The event closed early at 10:45 p.m. because of multiple fights, deputies said.

Investigators said the crowd was in the process of leaving when the armed security guards heard fireworks and then gun shots.

The security guards were investigating where the gun shots were coming from and saw a person firing a gun from a car, according to deputies.

Both security guards returned fire in fear of their lives, deputies said.

Grant and Jackson were found dead inside the vehicle. When deputies arrived, most of the crowd had left the scene.

Deputies have not yet released any details about who was shooting from the car or whether a gun was located.

Jackson leaves behind a 2-month-old son, according to her great-grandmother Elease Moore.

“She said ‘grandmamma, I’ll be right back, l’ll be back.’ She got halfway out the door and smiled and that was the last time I saw her alive,” Moore said.

Grant leaves behind a 2-month-old girl and his girlfriend of eight years.

Grant’s girlfriend, Angel Madison, said despite being arrested in the past, Grant was working to change his life around after learning he would become a father.

“I’ll let her know that he really, really loved her,” Madison said.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise funds for Grant’s funeral.

Madison said Grant was friends with Jackson’s family.

She said Jackson and her friends asked Grant to take them to the party and he decided to stay since he was already there.

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