Victims identified in deadly overnight shootings in Jackson

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 6:35 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 12:11 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson police are investigating two deadly overnight shootings, bringing the homicide total in 2021 to 109.

The first shooting happened Thursday night on Lynch Street near Highway 80.

Police say a man was shot multiple times and taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart identified the victim in this shooting as 28-year-old Christopher Johnson.

JPD has not released any details about a possible suspect or a motive.

Christopher Johnson
Christopher Johnson(Family)

The second shooting happened just before midnight on McWillie Drive in North Jackson.

Detectives say a man was shot in the head and died on the scene.

That victim was identified as 39-year-old Timothy White.

JPD is searching for 29-year-old Julius Adams in this shooting.

They warn Adams is armed and dangerous. He’s wanted for murder.

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