JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities say two children have been shot in a car near the University Of Mississippi Medical Center.
Jackson Police spokesman Roderick Holmes says two young children were shot Thursday afternoon. A woman in the car grabbed the children and went into the hospital for treatment.
Medical center spokesman Marc Rolph says both children are being evaluated in the emergency room with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.
Employees and students at the hospital and medical school received a text message alert at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday saying there was an active shooter in a parking garage. A follow-up text about a half hour later said there was no shooter on campus.
Breaking News: 1-year old and 3-year old shot outside of UMMC. Both in stable condition. One shot in the leg, the other shot in the torso. This is per Chief Davis.— Melissa Faith Payne (@MelissaFPayne) November 29, 2018
Breaking News: According to Jackson Police Chief James Davis this is NOT an active shooter situation. One child was shot on state st. and driven onto the campus of UMMC. Shooter is on the loose.— Melissa Faith Payne (@MelissaFPayne) November 29, 2018
UPDATE: Two children, ages 1 and 3, shot in front of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, according to Jackson police. They were in the car with their mother, Chief told The Clarion-Ledger. https://t.co/mx9lQRakAS— Jerry Mitchell (@JMitchellNews) November 29, 2018