23-yr-old man shot to death while standing outside in west Jackson

The suspect is only described as a dark complexioned black man, wearing a dark colored knit cap.

23-yr-old man shot to death while standing outside in west Jackson
A man was shot to death in the 1600 block of First Avenue on Wednesday. Source: WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating a deadly shooting in the 1600 of First Avenue just before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers responded the call of a man being shot, and when they arrived on scene, officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead on scene.

According to officers, the victim—who has so far only been identified as a 23-year-old black man—and several others were in the driveway of a home, near a parked vehicle, when an unknown vehicle passed by and shots were fired by a man inside.

The vehicle is believed to be a gold sedan resembling a Toyota Camry. The driver of the vehicle then fled the area, traveling south on Prentiss Street.

The suspect is only described as a dark complexioned black man, wearing a dark colored knit cap.

There is no motive information available at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477). Any information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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