April 1, 2024

Five People, Including Two Children Shot On Easter In Jackson Park

Morgan Howard

Five people were shot during a birthday party at a park in Jackson last night.

On March 31, at 8:00 p.m. JPD Precinct 3 Officers responded to the report of a shooting intent at Mary C. Jones Park located at the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd and Brown/Yates Streets.

When officers arrived, they found four gunshot victims; two adults (including the suspect) and two juveniles. All victims were transported to UMMC where they were treated for gunshot wounds. It was later discovered that a fifth victim (an adult) was also struck during the shooting.

According to witnesses, the shooting happened during a birthday party at the park.

Witnesses told police that the suspect got into an altercation with one of the victims and during the altercation, the suspect 19-year-old black female Zykia Winford pulled a handgun from her purse and began firing, striking her intended victim, four bystanders and herself. Suspect is being charged with four (4) counts of Aggravated Assault.

This is an ongoing investigation, if anyone has any additional information relating to this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355- (TIPS) 8477 or contact the Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234

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