Victim identified in deadly Valentine’s Day shooting on Hancock St.

This is the 14th homicide of 2019.

Victim identified in deadly Valentine’s Day shooting on Hancock St.
JPD investigating Valentine's Day shooting.

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in the 3700 block of Hancock Street just before 6:30 p.m.

The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Mario Nichols. He was found an unresponsive lying just off the roadway.

NIchols appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.

Based on information gathered thus far, the victim was approached by an unknown black man, who was wearing a hooded top, as he walked down the street. Several shots were fired and the suspect ran south on Hancock Street.

The victim has not yet been identified and a motive remains unknown.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

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