Three weapons used in fatal sports bar shooting - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Identities released of men killed in sports bar shooting

Chief Vance says, often the guns that fall into the hands of the wrong people are legal.    Source: WLBT Chief Vance says, often the guns that fall into the hands of the wrong people are legal. Source: WLBT
Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance says one of the two men sitting inside a black Honda Accord around 11pm Tuesday night at Visions Sports Bar was likely the intended target of a retaliation shooting.   Source: WLBT Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance says one of the two men sitting inside a black Honda Accord around 11pm Tuesday night at Visions Sports Bar was likely the intended target of a retaliation shooting. Source: WLBT
Both men inside the Honda were killed, and three others were injured when about 50 rounds were fired from two assault rifles and one handgun.   Source: WLBT Both men inside the Honda were killed, and three others were injured when about 50 rounds were fired from two assault rifles and one handgun. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance says one of the two men sitting inside a black Honda Accord around 11pm Tuesday night at Visions Sports Bar was likely the intended target of a retaliation shooting.

"The two shooters pulled up in a black Chevrolet Tahoe, got out, began to fire rounds into the Honda. The other victims happened to get hit by random gunfire," says Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance.

Both men inside the Honda were killed, and three others were injured when about 50 rounds were fired from two assault rifles and one handgun. The weapons have not yet been recovered.

Authorities have now released the identities of the men killed in the shooting: 26-year-old Demarcus McElroy and  38-year-old Steve McElroy.

Chief Vance says, often the guns that fall into the hands of the wrong people are legal. As long is a person is 18 years old, not a convicted felon, and the gun itself is legal, not much can be done. He understands Jackson's serious crime problem, and hopes to get to the root of it.

"It's our hope that we can continue to build relationships in these neighborhoods, develop informants who may have knowledge of these beefs that are going on before they play out in such a tragic way so that perhaps we can intervene," he says. "We want to move forward, not stay the same. We're just asking for anybody, everybody's help that agrees with that."

No arrests have been made in the case. 

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