JACKSON, Miss.(WJTV) – Police say a 62-year-old man is dead after being gunned down in front of a church Sunday morning. 

Police Chief James Davis said police responded to the 1700 block of Hill Avenue for shots fired and found a man laying near the entrance of New Bethany church. 

After further investigation, officials learned two black males shot the man while he was opening the church and then took off with his 2018 Dodge Ram truck with the tag, A110355. 

The suspects are also believed to be traveling in an older model green pickup truck with a damaged rear windshield. 

Chief Davis is urging anyone with information to come forward, “In this community and all over Jackson, we ask that if you see something, say something. It’s a senseless crime. It didn’t have to happen. So im asking the public to step up.”

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Jackson Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).