JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – New cell phone video shows the terrifying moments after shots rang out during a block party in Jackson, and the police are still looking for the shooter, who left six innocent people hurt.
In that video you can see several people seemingly running for their lives. It was a fight that led to that shooting and now police are doing everything they can to find the man seen in that shocking footage.
“It was a senseless act. It’s damp from a fight just a regular fistfight,” Officer Chelsea Gross of the Jackson Police Department said. “It supposed to be just a celebration for the homecoming, and a handgun was displayed an innocent lives were hurt. It could’ve been worse someone could’ve lost their life due to this.”
While the event did go on during Jackson State’s homecoming weekend, campus leaders tell us this was not a university sanctioned event, and they had nothing to do with it.
Police say the shooters willingness to hurt whoever was in sight, makes getting him off the streets a priority.
“It could’ve been any of us. If you want to call and you can call him anonymously. You don’t have to say who you are just information would be helpful,” Officer Gross said.
Investigators have received several tips so far, but they still have not been able to name the shooter.
“We did release a video, and that’s evidence enough to be able to prosecute this guy, but it’s important if the community would work with us and any information that they have just give us a call,” Gross said.
Some witnesses say the part was hosted by a local fraternity. We have reached out to members of that organization, and we were told that they would send a statement. We are still waiting to hear back.