One of three victims of a July 4th shooting in Jackson dies - - Jackson, MS

One of three victims of a July 4th shooting in Jackson dies

By David Kenney - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A man hospitalized after a gunman opened fire at a 4th of July celebration in a Jackson park has died Monday from a gunshot wound to the head.

33-year-old Antwan Carter died Monday afternoon at University Medical Center where he had been in critical condition since the shooting.

Police are still looking for the gunman.  It happened at Battlefield Park Sunday around 9 p.m.

Three people were shot in the incident.  Officials said they're having a difficult time developing a suspect in this case, because the people who were present during this shooting aren't cooperating.

48-year-old Edna Summerall was shot in the leg, and her daughter, 26-year-old Anna Hammond, was shot in the foot.  The two women are in stable condition.

The shooting happened in a playground area, where a large crowd had gathered to picnic and celebrate the holiday.  Authorities said the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two families.

Witnesses told investigators it started when a teen was accused of setting off a firecracker, hitting a toddler. 

Officials are still trying to develop a suspect in the case.  No arrests have been made yet.

Jackson police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call 601-960-1234.

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