Man fighting for his life after shooting on Barbara Avenue

Jackson, MS (WJTV) – Jackson Police are investigating a Christmas Day shooting that’s left a man fighting for his life.

Police tell us James Smith, 22, was shot in the back of the head on Barbara Avenue Friday morning.

We’re told Smith is in critical condition at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department tells us two people have been taken in for questioning in connection to the shooting. Detectives are working to determine who shot the victim before an arrest will be made.

At this time, police believe a fight may have led to the shooting.

Details surrounding the shooting investigation are still developing. We’ll bring you an update as soon as we get it.

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