JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson held a news conference on Wednesday, May 4 to address crime in Jackson.

This comes after the deadly shooting at the Mississippi Mudbug Festival on Saturday, April 30. One person was killed and five others were injured during the incident.

During the news conference, Gipson said he’s at war with the city’s criminal elements and that authorities should take the battle to the criminals.

The commissioner also suggested that the Capitol Complex Improvement District have it sown judicial jurisdiction for those who break the law in the area.

Gipson said he’s willing to work with anyone to address crime in the city. He also insisted that large events will continue to happen at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.

Calvin Berry, 15, and Leedrick Trim, 16, were arrested in connection to the shooting and appeared in court on Wednesday. They were both denied bond.