Two children shot inside house after shooter unleashes gunfire from outside Mississippi residence

Published 6:26 am Monday, April 24, 2023

Authorities are investigating after a 1-year-old child and a 7-year-old child were both shot in their living room.

Officials with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident, which happened after midnight Sunday at a house on Winchester Cross Road.

Deputies say that the shooter was approximately 100 feet away from the house when at least 14 shots were fired into the house.

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The two children were inside the house when they were shot. Both children were taken to a local hospital, where they were then airlifted to a Jackson hospital for more treatment.

As of Sunday evening, the children were listed in stable condition.

Officials continue to look for a suspect in the shooting, which remains under investigation.