20-year-old shot during attempted robbery in Jackson

The victim said he was sitting in his car near a vacant property when an unknown black male approached him.

20-year-old shot during attempted robbery in Jackson
Source: Raycom Media

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Queen Mary Lane. Sgt. Holmes says it happened just after 12:00 am this morning.

Officers responded to the call of someone saying they had been shot.

When officers arrived, they found a 20 year-old man who had been shot in the leg.

According to Sgt. Holmes, the victim told officers that he was shot during a failed robbery attempt. An unknown black male approached his car as he sat inside his vehicle near a vacant property.

The suspect later fled and the victim was transported to an area hospital with a non life-threatening injury.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

This investigation is ongoing.

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