HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County deputies are investigating a shooting that left two people injured in the parking lot of a Kroger store on Sunday, December 18.
Sheriff Tyree Jones tweeted about the shooting just before 8:00 p.m. He said it happened in the parking lot of the Kroger store off Interstate 55.
Two 20-year-olds were injured and taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.
The victims were identified as Aalia Lawson and Maurice Barney. According to Jones, Lawson was in stable condition on Monday, but Barney was listed in critical condition.
Jones said the suspect left the scene on foot, but he may have left in a dark SUV.
“We can confirm this was not a random act of violence. This appears to be some type of target. These two individuals or at least one of these individuals appears to be the target of some type of altercation,” stated Jones.
The department released surveillance video and pictures of the suspects who are wanted in connection to the shooting. Anyone with information can contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601-352-1521 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).
The investigation is ongoing.