JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - In the wake of a violent Sunday in the Capital City, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has issued a statement.
Two men died in separate shootings across the city.
The first happened around 9a.m. when 63-year-old Anthony Finch Longino was shot opening the doors to New Bethany Church in the 1700 block of Hill Avenue.
Longino was found laying on the ground outside of the church. Police say two men then robbed him and stole his truck, a blue 2018 Dodge Ram. The tag number is A110355.
A juvenile with possible information related to the shooting was later found and questioned by investigators however, there are still no arrests in this case.
The second deadly shooting happened in the parking lot of the Jackson Walmart on Greenway Drive.
The victim died on the scene.
Police believe the incident may have stemmed from a private sale transaction gone bad.
Two people have been taken into custody for questioning.
These two deaths make the 5th and 6th homicides in Jackson for 2019.