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Children ages 1, 3 shot in car outside Mississippi hospital

Posted: 3:49 PM, Nov 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 23:49:14Z
Children ages 1, 3 shot in car outside Mississippi hospital

A pair of children, ages 1 and 3, were shot inside of a car Thursday evening outside the University Of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, the Jackson Police Chief told the Clarion-Ledger  reported

The shooting briefly prompted fears of an active shooter on the university's campus, causing a heavy police response. 

The Clarion-Ledger reported that one child was shot in the leg, and the other in the torso. Their conditions have not been publicly released. 

Following the shooting, a female driver transported the children to the hospital. 

The suspect was still on the loose as of Thursday evening.