JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police said a 15-year-old was shot and killed by another teen early Friday morning.
The shooting happened around 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Woody Drive and Woodburn Street. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the victim has been identified a Christopher Lewis, Jr. He died from a gunshot wound to the face.
Police said two other teens were taken into custody. They identified the suspect as 15-year-old Jaebrion Smith. The other teen was released into the custody of his guardians.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting.
Lewis was a student at Cardozo Middle School. The Jackson Public School District (JPS) released the following statement:
The Jackson Public Schools family grieves the passing of Christopher Lewis, Jr., a scholar at Cardozo Middle School. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. The district’s counseling staff will be available for scholars and faculty during this difficult time.Jackson Public School District