There have been 11 murders in the Capital City so far in 2019, with four murders recorded Wednesday alone.
The violence began Wednesday morning on Robinson street.
The second deadly shooting occurred around 7:00 p.m. in the 2300 hundred block of Coronet place. Police identified the victim as 59-year-old Mack Pope.
Witnesses say they heard several shots, then saw Pope’s car leave the road and crash into a tree.
Police say there were multiple friends inside the home, when two of them got into an altercation which ended in gunfire. Two victims died there.
They are identified as 34-year-old Elizahown Burns and 28-year-old Kameron Virgil.
Investigations into the shootings continue.
Jackson police officers were back on Coronet Place Thursday, going door to door, looking for clues in the shooting death of Mr. Pope.
According to residents, gunshots are nothing new, and some nights it sounds like a war zone.
“When I first moved here five years ago, it was very peaceful," said one resident. "You can’t go to sleep now from shooting. This street, the other two streets, Payden or Glenn. It is just terrible over here now, you never know when a bullet is going to come through your house.”
James Ikard has only lived in Mississippi for a few years, but grew up on the “hard streets” of Detroit.
He believes more jobs are needed to occupy the time of a mostly young generation, who are using guns to solve their problems.
“Sometimes, that’s the line, that’s the thin line between do and don’t," he said. "If I had some work I wouldn’t do this. I wouldn’t do that bad thing.”
Residents welcome more police protection, and say that there are officers that patrol the area, get out of their cars and interact with residents...there just aren’t enough of them.