JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the 1300 block of Palmyra Street, just before 8:00 on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.
Officers responded to the area after multiple shoots were fired. When they arrived, officers found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Several spent casings could also been seen in the street.
The victim’s condition was critical and he was immediately transported to an area hospital.
Officers learned that there had been some type of disturbance between individuals in the street prior to the shooting. However, there was no clear information regarding a suspect or motive.
A home was also hit by gunfire but no other injuries were reported.
Investigators have since learned that the victim has succumbed to his injuries. He is identified as 38 year-old, Julian Smith.
Investigators have also learned that a second victim recently showed up an area hospital by private vehicle. The victim is a 46 year-old black male who also suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and is believed to have occurred at the same location. He is listed in stable condition however, his name has not been released. His involvement, if any, in the incident is also not yet known.
Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).
This investigation is ongoing.