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JPD: 8-year-old girl recovering after being shot in the head in Jackson

Wednesday had the highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic started for Indiana.
Wednesday had the highest number of hospitalizations since the pandemic started for Indiana.(Marcelo Leal | Unsplash)
Updated: Feb. 6, 2021 at 12:59 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - An 8-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after being injured during a shooting in Jackson on Friday.

The girl and a 2-year-old boy were both shot while sitting in a vehicle on Northside Drive and Hanging Moss Road around 5:30 p.m.

A grown man was also shot once in the “lower extremities” while walking in the area. His condition is currently unknown.

Both children were taken to a local hospital after the shooting occurred.

According to Jackson Police Spokesperson Sam Brown, the 8-year-old is recovering from surgery but is heavily sedated. The 2-year-old’s injury was not life threatening.

Brown said no suspect has yet to be captured.

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