JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A man was shot on the campus of Callaway High School on Wednesday night, according to police.
Sergeant Roderick Holmes says Jackson Police police responded to the scene after getting a call around 8:15 p.m.
Sherwin Johnson, Executive Director of Public and Media Relations for JPS said the shooting happened in the parking lot. He said preliminary reports indicate that the victim was injured from random gunfire.
He said according to the victim, gunshots were heard from the direction of a vehicle that was leaving the parking lot of the school. The shooting was not related to an altercation or activity at the school.
Johnson said the victim, who is not a Callaway student, was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. Johnson said The Office of Campus Enforcement, along with other law enforcement agencies are monitoring the school campuses to provide a safe and secure environment.
The investigation is ongoing.