Two children shot on State Street in front of UMMC; police searching for suspect

Police say a 1-year old and 3-year old were shot outside of the hospital

VIDEO: Two children shot near UMMC

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Two children were injured after being shot on State Street outside of UMMC Thursday evening.

Police say multiple shots were fired into a car outside of UMMC, striking a 1-year old and 3-year old in the backseat. According to Jackson Police Chief James Davis, the mother stopped the car, grabbed her injured children and ran onto UMMC campus into the parking garage with both children in her arms.

Chief Davis says one of the children was shot in the leg and the other shot in the torso. Both are in stable condition.

Several shell casings have been recovered. Police say it’s too early in the investigation to determine motive.

The shooter is on the loose and police are actively searching. Police say the shooter drove away in a black Nissan, possibly Altima or Sentra, bearing a Cannon Nissan paper tag. The vehicle is believed to have been occupied by two unidentified black males that were last seen leaving the area of N. State St and Woodrow Wilson.

Anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case would be eligible for a reward of up to $2500.00. If you have information to help in this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online through the Web Tip link on the home page of the Central MS Crime Stoppers website. Or use your mobile device or computer to submit a tip by going to www.P3tips.com.

This is a developing story and will continue to update.

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