Shamar Griffin, 15

Shamar Griffin, 15
Emergency Services employees who were helping with traffic control near a disabled vehicle spotted a body in an embankment Monday, the Oconee County coroner said. (Source: AP)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Shamar Griffin, a 15-year-old male, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, after a shooting in the north part of the city, according to police.

A tweet from the Jackson Police Department indicates multiple shots were fired at a vehicle in the 5500 block of North State Street sometime after 1 p.m.

The occupants in the vehicle then drove to the IHOP restaurant on Briarwood Drive where officers were called.

Griffin had been shot and died before he could be transported to the hospital.

Investigators believe shots were fired from a second vehicle, but police have not made any arrests nor determined a motive in the case.

If you have any information about the case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.

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