May 27, 2022

Two more Jackson minors hit by bullets in separate incidents, including 6-yr-old sitting in her mother’s car

Mary Apel

A 6-year-old girl was grazed in the leg by a stray bullet early Thursday evening as she rode with her mother along a busy Jackson road.

The two were driving along Beasley Road when the girl was hit, WLBT reports.

The child’s mother said suspects were firing at each other from two vehicles driving near Madison Edward Drive. She said one of them appeared to be dark in color.

Dep. Chief Deric Hearn said the department is canvassing the area looking for any surveillance that might provide clues.

“We have too many senseless shootings in Jackson dealing with children,” Hearn said. “Parents need to take ownership of what their children are doing because this is uncalled for.”

About an hour before the Beasley Road incident, a 15-year-old was shot on Queen Theresa Lane when he and a friend were playing with a handgun.

Hearn said the shooter, who is also 15, accidentally fired the revolver, striking his friend. The victim was taken to Children’s of Mississippi, where he was treated.

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