JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a teenage female was shot and killed.

The shooting happened on Meadow Lane around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4.

Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said 15-year-old Snamaya Anderson was shot multiple times. She died at the scene.

According to Hearn, police are searching for a juvenile suspect in connection to the shooting. The suspect has not been identified.

Leaders with the Jackson Public School District (JPS) said Anderson was a student at Whitten Middle School.

Our hearts are heavy and filled with sadness over the passing of Whitten Middle School scholar, Samaya Anderson. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, classmates, and the school staff.  Counseling is being provided to grieving scholars and staff.

Jackson Public School District

Anyone with information on the shooting can contact Jackson police or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).