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Local DJ hospitalized after Thursday morning shooting

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A WMPR DJ was shot multiple times in front of his radio station early Thursday morning, and police are still looking for the gunmen.

Police said 38-year-old Clifford Smickle (known as "DJ Psycho") got out of his car to begin his 2 AM shift when three men shot him multiple times.

Smickle then fell to the ground and hid behind a station van, which still had blood on it later in the morning.

A bullet had pierced one of the tires.

Police said Smickle was able to drive to his home about one mile away, on Wingfield Street.

He was taken to UMC, alert and talking, in stable condition.

Station manager Charles Evers believes the gunmen may have known Smickle.

Evers said Smickle had been working at the station for about a year.

"I was sorry and I still feel sorry. I'm so proud that it didn't kill him," said Evers. "All the young men who work here for me are more or less like sons. We're family and we're very close. I know he has a family of his own and he's always here on time, very courteous."

After the shooting, police inspected the trunk of the victim's silver car, which was parked under a carport in front of his home. There was a bloodstain on top of the trunk.

Police are still investigating the incident. They believe robbery may have been the motive.

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