3 children were shot in Jackson on New Year’s Eve; 1 is in critical condition


JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Three children were shot in Jackson, Mississippi on the last day of 2019.

A 13-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy were shot inside of a vehicle on Medgar Evers Boulevard Tuesday morning.

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Also in the vehicle were the children’s mother, grandmother and another male.

The grandmother was in the backseat with the two children when the shooting occurred.

There was a shooting at the Church's Chicken on Medgar Evers Blvd.
There was a shooting at the Church’s Chicken on Medgar Evers Blvd. (Source: WLBT)

The teen girl would suffer a wound to the arm while the toddler was shot in the head and is now in critical condition.

The suspects in the shooting were black males who were driving a silver, gold or tan Expedition.

Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes plans to announce a reward for any information leading to those responsible.

The next shooting happened Tuesday night on Palmyra Street and involved a young girl.

According to police, the girl was outside around 9 p.m. playing with fireworks when individuals shot a gun, hitting her in the foot.

No suspects have been identified.

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