UPDATE: Man shot in South Jackson

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Police is on the scene of aggravated assault in South Jackson.

Officer Colendula Green with Jackson Police Department says James Hankins, 85, was shot around 12:08 p.m.  on the 800 block of McCleur Road.

Commander Tyree Jones with the Jackson Police Department says the white male victim suffered a single gunshot wound to the right backside of his head.

Hankins was doing yard work when he was approached by an unknown black male wearing dark colored clothing.

The suspect fired several shots, and one struck the victim in the back of the head.

The unidentified suspect fled the scene on foot running towards Valley Park Subdivision.

This is a developing story.

Please stay with WJTV as more information becomes available.

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