Two New Jackson Shootings Today

Chicot Memorial

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) —  Following this morning’s shooting in Indianola which resulted in the death of one man, and the hospitalization of another, we have news two more shootings in Jackson in today, at least one of which has resulted in a death. Just in to the newsroom, Jackson Police tell Delta Daily News they are investigating a double shooting in the 1600 block of Jones Ave. Two unidentified black males were shot while in a vehicle. Police say the suspects fled in a white Honda. No word yet on their condition. Earlier 17-year-old Rodney Byther was shot in the back while walking on Ventura Street near Catalina in Jackson. He died at the scene. Blyther’s death is the 19th homicide of the year in Jackson.


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