One man dead after 2 shootings in Meridian - - Jackson, MS

One man dead after 2 shootings in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) -

Meridian Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened within 30 minutes of each other.

The first of the Sunday afternoon shootings happened around 2 p.m.

Demarcus Smith, 20, was pronounced dead shortly after the shooting.

The second shooting happened blocks away just 30 minutes later. Witnesses say they heard six shots, and that the victim was shot while he was sitting on his front porch.

Police said the victim was hospitalized. There was no information available on his condition.

A detective said police believe the two crimes are connected, and both might be connected to another shooting that happened Saturday night.

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