UPDATE: 56-year-old man killed in Chestnut Street shooting identified

Police say over 28 rounds were fired into the car

56-year-old man killed in Chestnut Street shooting identified

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - One man is dead and another is injured after a double shooting on Chestnut Street and multiple shooters could be suspects.

According to Jackson Police Chief James Davis, they received a call about shots fired just before 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police responded to the area and found two men inside of a grey Buick both suffering from gunshot wounds.

One of the men, 56-year-old Walter Roilton, died on scene from his injuries, and the other, a 32-year-old unidentified man, was transported to the hospital where he is in serious but stable condition.

Walter Roilton
Walter Roilton (Source: family of victim)

Little information is known about the shooting, but investigators believe that the shooters were in two different cars: a white car believed to be a Dodge Charger and a maroon car believed to be Nissan Altima.

Three different guns were used in the shooting.

“I want to assure the people in Jackson they are safe," said Chief Davis. "A lot of these shootings you see, they are hitting their target. It’s not random”

A silver Buick was shot into multiple times. Police say at least 28 rounds were fired.

JPD investigating deadly double shooting; Source: WLBT
JPD investigating deadly double shooting; Source: WLBT

Chief Davis stressed that they need the community to let them know if they hear something. “If you hear something, say something.”

Chief Davis says more officers on the street could help curb violent crimes.

Right now, the department is below 350 officers, but should be closer to that number after a new recruit class graduates.

Second victim of the shooting is in stable condition. Cars involved in the shooting have been captured on surveillance video and are believed to be a white Dodge Charger and red Nissan Altima.

Cars involved in shooting (Source: JPD)
Cars involved in shooting (Source: JPD)

Please call (601) 960-1234 if you have any information. Police do not need your name, just your information.

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