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Shooting victim transferred to hospital as police search for gunman

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson Police were at the scene of a shooting in south Jackson and searching for the gunman earlier Saturday night.

Shots rang out in the 42-hundred block of Rainey Road off McCluer Road around 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

A fifty-six year-old man was standing outside his residence when a teenager walked up and asked for a donation. Officer Colendula Green, with JPD, says when the victim refused the teen pulled out a gun and fired two rounds.

The man was shot once in the arm and was transported to Baptist Hospital in a private vehicle.

The shooter ran away. Officer Green says the gunman is believed to be about 16-years old. He is about six feet tall, wearing a white basketball jersey and white athletic shorts with stripes.

If you have any information about this person please call Jackson Police at (601) 960-1234.

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