JPD investigating homicide after car is found riddled with bullets on I-55 entrance ramp

Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 5:51 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday afternoon.

JPD Public Information Officer Sam Brown says witnesses told officers that suspects fired multiple shots into the victim’s white Hyundai Elantra at the Exxon on Hanging Moss Road and Northside Drive.

According to Brown, the back seat passenger, a male, died as a result of the shooting.

Brown says the front passenger, 24, was shot multiple times and transported to UMMC. He is in critical condition.

An employee at the gas station says it’s the second shooting there in 24 hours.

“I don’t know who they are, and I don’t know who they’re trying to go after,” she said. “If they’re just some kids playing around or what.”

The employee says she wants to remain anonymous for safety reasons.

“I don’t want to be seen on camera, and then they come after me,” the employee said.

She says these bullet holes in the walls of the building and also in one of the gas pumps are a result of two separate shootings that took place Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

As for the most recent one, she says she remembers seeing the white Hyundai Elantra leave the gas station.

That car was later found on the I-55 entrance ramp on I-55 South Frontage Road and Northside Drive with at least five bullet holes, blood on one of the doors, and a pair of flip-flops just a couple of feet away.

white Hyundai Elantra
white Hyundai Elantra(WLBT)

Investigators were seen taking a purse and what appeared to be a handgun into evidence.

“Most definitely, I feel unsafe because you don’t know who it is,” said the employee. “If they’re trying to come at somebody at the store, a customer, wrong place, wrong time, anything.”

Authorities didn’t release any information about the driver and couldn’t say why they stopped at the entrance ramp.

JPD hasn’t released a motive or any leads on those responsible.

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