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Police investigating shooting in Downtown Jackson

Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 2:01 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Capitol police are investigating a shooting that happened in the middle of downtown on Tuesday afternoon.

A car riddled with bullets and covered in blood stopped at the corner of Lamar and Capitol Street. Two people were shot and taken to the hospital. Both are in stable condition.

Chief James Davis said marijuana was found inside the white Infiniti, but says he cannot say if the shooting was drug related.

Residents and workers in Downtown said they were in shock that something like this could happen in broad daylight - in one of the busiest parts of the city.

Police believe the shooting happened with an assault weapon.

Jackson Police Department is assisting. The shooting was just a block away from the Governor’s Mansion.

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