JACKSON, Miss. (Clarion Ledger)- Jackson Police Chief James Davis said two children were shot Thursday afternoon in a car in front of University Of Mississippi Medical Center.
Davis said someone fired shots at a grey Honda with a female and two children inside. The children, ages 1 and 3, were hit. The female in the car grabbed the children and ran into UMMC for treatment.
One child was shot in the leg, and the other child was shot in the torso, Davis said. Fox News reporter Melissa Payne tweeted that both children are in stable condition.
JPD tweeted the suspect is driving an unknown dark vehicle. No additional information was available.
#JPD is investigating a shooting in the 2500 block of N. State St. It is confirmed that two small children were injured after shots were fired into a vehicle. Current condition is unknown. Suspect is driving an unknown dark colored vehicle. No additional info available.
UMMC sent an active shooter text alert at about 4:42 p.m. that said there was an “active shooter at Parking Garage B. This is not a drill.” The alert was sent as a safety precaution when the shooting was first reported.
Ruth Cummins, a spokeswoman for UMMC, said the shooting did not happen on the campus and that the active shooter alert is no longer in effect. She said JPD and the U.S. Marshalls are handling the investigation.
Although there were reports of an active shooter event at the medical training facility and hospital but that does not appear to be what happened, Davis said.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.