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Willie Clark, 19

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Willie Clark, a 19-year-old black man, was found dead Wednesday, April 18, in a parking lot near Winter Street, according to Jackson police.

JPD Sgt. Roderick Holmes said officers responded to the parking area shortly after 7:30 p.m. and found Clark unresponsive.

Holmes said they believe some type of fight took place before the shooting, but that's still not clear.

Police initially thought the victim had sustained a facial injury, but further investigation revealed he had been shot in the upper chest and died at the scene.

"The business was open at the time at the time this situation took place," Holmes said. "Right now, we don't know how many people saw anything or what they saw. We do that there was some type of altercation in the parking lot, shots were fired, and this individual lost his life."

Police have not made any arrests in the case.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call JPD at (601) 960-1234. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (601) 355-8477.

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