Two men shot in convenience store altercation - - Jackson, MS

Two men shot in convenience store altercation

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – An altercation at a Jackson convenience store leads to gunfire and a good Samaritan taking a bullet.

Shortly after three o'clock Saturday morning J.P.D. officers responded to Jubilee Food Mart in the 3200 block of Highway 80 where they found a man shot in the left hip.

Jackson police spokesman Officer Roderick Holmes said three men were arguing inside the store when they went outside and were followed by the store clerk.

According to witnesses a fourth man joined the altercation.

That's when investigators said a bystander inside the store went outside to help the store clerk.

One person in the group pulled a gun and shot the man who came to the clerk's aid.

A security guard, who was inside the store, then went outside and fired in defense of the injured man.

The four men then left in two separate vehicles, a light and dark colored sedan.

Police said later one man arrived at a Jackson hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.

The names of the injured have not been released.

Jackson police said both men's injuries do not appear life threatening.

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