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One injured in early Monday morning shooting

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Police are investigating an early Monday morning shooting in west Jackson, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department. One person was injured and police are searching for the suspect.

According to the release, a 26-year-old man was shot in the shoulder at a duplex on the 40 block of Carolane Drive. The shooting occurred after another man was leaving the apartment, according to police’s preliminary investigation. When the door was opened, a man standing outside of the apartment shot into it, striking the 26-year-old in the shoulder.

Police, who were called about the shooting shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, said the victim was taken to the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, where his injury was treated and he was released.

The release said the only description, available at this time, of the shooter is that he was a black man who was wearing a shirt tied around his face.

Police ask that anyone with information about this shooting or the suspect’s identity contact the JPD’s Major Crimes Bureau at 731-425-8400 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). You can also submit a cyber tip at jmcrimestoppers.org and click on “web tips”.

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