Man shot, killed outside Jackson convenience store


Update: The previous story stated a woman had been killed. The Hinds County coroner later identified the victim as a man. The story below has been updated to reflect the change.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Monday night.

The shooting happened around 8:00 p.m. at Black’s Food Market on West Capitol Street at O Ferrell Avenue. According to the Hinds County coroner, the victim was 28-years old. Police identified him as Kazery Smith.

Investigators said Smith was shot once in the head. According to witnesses, the shooting stemmed from an accident that happened in the parking lot of the convenience store. One person, who has not been identified, was taken into custody.

Jackson police responded to another shooting  near Battlefield Park Monday night. There’s no word on any injuries in this case.

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