January 3, 2024

Victim Of First Homicide Of 2024 In Jackson Is Child

Morgan Howard

The victim of the first reported homicide of 2024 in Jackson was tragically a 14-year-old child.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart identified the child as Eugene Kelly.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Tuesday on Nimitz Street.

Jackson police said that a 14-year-old male juvenile was found laying in the yard with a single gunshot wound.

He was transported to University Medical Center by private vehicle where he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators are still gathering information from witnesses.

A red vehicle was seen fleeing the scene after multiple shots were fired from inside the vehicle.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident contact Jackson Police at 601-960-1234 or CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).


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