Two-year-old killed when shots are fired into vehicle - - Jackson, MS

Two-year-old killed when shots are fired into vehicle

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Fifteen shots were pumped into a white Toyota Camry. The victims lived at the residence at 2833 Donaldson Drive. Police have identified the victims as a male and his two-year-old son.

 "The adult was transported to UMC, the child was taken to CMMC, where the child expired from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head," said Jackson Police Operations, Deputy Chief Eric Walls. 

A neighbor who lives nearby, who does not want to be identified, was horrified by what she witnessed.

"The car was pulled up in the driveway with a bunch of bullet holes. A man had grabbed the baby and the baby was limped over in his hands, a baby, the baby, it's a baby," the neighbor said.

Police said a blue Ford Taurus pulled in behind the white Camry when the father and his son arrived home. That's when the volley of gunfire began.

"At least 15 shots had been fired at this address, at least 11 of those were fired into that vehicle," Deputy Chief Walls added.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims, pending further investigation. Police say any crime scene is bad, but the level of heinousness of this crime is beyond belief.

"I hope that this community is angry, as angry as the police department is about something like this happening and I hope that sparks anyone who knows, to step forward and contact the police department and let us know give us the information," Deputy Chief Walls said.

"You may think that you don't know something but if you have just an inkling of a little bit of information, we ask you to step forward, call our communications and just tell us what you know or what you think you may not know, so that we can investigate it and make a determination," Deputy Chief Walls added.

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