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Jackson: Christmas Day shooting victim identified, two people in custody

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Just before noon Friday a man was shot and is now fighting for his life.

The shooting took place on Barbara Avenue, just off Clinton Boulevard in Jackson.

JPD Officer Colendula Green said 22-year-old James Smith was shot in the back of the head and is in a local hospital with life threatening injuries. 

Officer Green said two people of interest are in custody and are being questioned by detectives, but no arrests have been made yet.

Green tell us the shooting stemmed from a physical altercation.

Witnesses on the scene said they heard multiple gunshots fired, one right after the other.

Residents in the area said the violence in Jackson has got to stop.

"Especially on Christmas Day it's a tragedy. There is too much violence going on. I've always had the motto, love is the answer. If we spread our love the world would be a better place," said one resident, who did not want to be identified.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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