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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A delivery man is working on the job when he is shot and killed.  It is the latest murder investigation for Jackson Police as the gunmen are still on the loose.

"He was always smiling.  He was always the life of the party.  He was our brother," said the victim's younger sister Caroline Thompson.

Forty-five year-old William Morris went to work Friday morning and never came home.  He was the victim of an apparent attempted robbery.  It was a reality too cold for the Morris' sisters to grasp.

"This is...I'm in a surreal world.  It's not real," said Thompson.

For the last 20 years Morris had worked six days a week as a delivery man making drops at convenience stores across the capital city.  Around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon he stopped at the Super Saver on Medgar Evers Boulevard.  He was approached by two black men with T-shirts covering their faces.

"The subjects shot the victim multiple times and fled the scene on foot," said Jackson Police Officer Colendula Green.

"In the middle of the day! My brother wasn't no dog.  He wasn't a dog.  They treated him like he was nothing," said Thompson.

"We're hurt.  Words can not explain what we, our family, what we are feeling," said Morris' older sister Jacqueline Morris.

The gunmen are described as two black males, 5'8" to 5'10" tall and weighing about 160 pounds.  Both were wearing black shirts and black shorts.

Now Jackson Police investigators are looking into surveillance video from the Super Saver.

"We want answers.  That's the bottom line.  We want answers," said Thompson.

Jacqueline Morris had a plea for city officials and law enforcement. "Please do something.  Our daughters are dying.  Our brothers are dying.  We need help in the city of Jackson.  We need help," said Jacqueline Morris.

William Morris leaves behind a wife and three children.  If you have any information about his murder call Jackson Police at 601-960-1234.

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