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A 15-year-old is in critical condition following a Friday night Jackson shooting

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Lyndon B. Johnson Drive. 

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 6500 block where they found a 15-year-old black male suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Officers also found multiple spent casing in the street. 

Based on the limited information gathered, it appeared that individuals were exchanging gunfire for reasons unknown.  A vehicle was heard speeding away shortly thereafter.  It is unknown, at this time, whether the 15-year-old was involved in the exchange or if he was a bystander. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery. He remains listed in critical condition. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477). Your information could be worth cash. 

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