5 injured during early-morning shooting near Jackson nightclub
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Multiple people were injured during a shooting early Monday morning in Jackson.
Capitol Police responded to the shooting around 3 a.m. on Monday near Freelon’s Da Groove on N. Mill Street, according to DPS Spokesperson Bailey Martin.
Five people were injured in the incident. According to authorities, the victims range in age from 17 to 22.
At last check, Capitol Police Chief Bo Luckey says four are expected to be released from the hospital sometime Monday. The fifth person remains in critical condition.
“So far, the investigation has led us to believe that this is not a random act of violence. This is going to be something that was a conflict between two parties that just happened to be carried out there at Freelon’s,” he said.
The chief says he doesn’t know what caused the conflict or the motive behind it.
“What I can say is that it does appear this was an interpersonal conflict between two groups. They knew who they were looking for, and it was a targeted approach,” Luckey said. “I don’t want people to feel like this was a random act of violence or a drive-by shooting. Something bigger is going on underneath this.”
Luckey says it’s very likely those involved may be affiliated with gangs but couldn’t say for certain.
He also says investigators are still working to identify suspects in this case, but they are believed to be around the same age of the victims.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Capitol Police at 601-359-3125.
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