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15-year-old killed in shooting was son of Jackson fire chief

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Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 3:20 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2021 at 7:26 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A teenager who died after being shot has been confirmed to be the son of a Jackson fire chief.

The Jackson Police Department is currently investigating this as an accidental shooting. It happened in the 3200 block of Tougaloo Street.

According to police, it was there that Jeffrey Sutton II, 15, was shot once in the “lower extremities.” He is the son of District 1 Fire Chief Jeffery Sutton.

The teenager died at the scene. A gun was also recovered where the shooting took place.

This is the second child of a Jackson firefighter to die within a week. The other being Kennedy Wilson, 23, who was shot while traveling west on Woodrow Wilson.

She is the daughter of Jackson Fire Department Lieutenant Michael Wilson.

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