Five-year-old killed, 3 others injured after shots fired into Wood Village apartment unit

Five-year-old killed, 3 others injured after shots fired into Wood Village apartment unit
A child died after a Wednesday shooting at a Jackson apartment complex. (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A five-year-old girl was killed and three adults were injured in a shooting just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Village Apartments, according to Jackson police.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon-Grisham Stewart identified the victim as Queenyanna Davis.

The child died at a local hospital.

All other victims were transported with what appears to be none life-threatening injuries.

Jackson police said a possible suspect has been identified.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba offered this statement on the shooting:

“I mourn the loss of every innocent life. It is especially heartbreaking when lives are taken due to senseless violence. As a father, I’m further devastated when we lose a child in our community. I offer my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the parents and loved ones of the 5-year-old whose life was senselessly stolen last night. We must develop better ways of resolving conflict than resorting to acts of violence. The permanent outcome to these temporary disagreements is beyond devastating. Please join me in praying for the family and community of precious Queenyana Davis. I commit to fighting to ensure her life was not lost in vain.”
Mayor Lumumba

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