JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Jackson Police Department is investigating a Friday evening shooting that happening at the intersection of Hanging Moss Road and Forest Avenue. It happened just after 6:00 p.m.
Officers responded to the location regarding a vehicle accident. When they arrived, officers found a wreck involving a pickup truck and an ATV. Officers also found an injured white male lying in the roadway, unresponsive.
Officers later learned that following the accident, two black males who occupied the ATV were involved in an altercation with the driver of the truck. One suspect fired gunshots striking the victim and both ran from the scene abandoning the ATV.
The victim suffered a life-threatening injury and was transported to an area hospital where he later died. The victim is identified as 52 year-old, Charles Ponthieux.
No motive or suspect information is available at this time.
Investigators are following up with leads that may have identified both suspects and are working to verify that information. No arrests have yet been made.
This investigation is ongoing.