Two children were shot in a car in front of University Of Mississippi Medical Centre sparking an active shooter threat.

Jackson Police Chief James Davis told Clarion Ledger two children, aged 1 and 3, were shot while in a car in front of UMMC.

The woman in the car grabbed the children and ran into UMMC for treatment, Davis said.

Both children are alive, but their condition isn't known.

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The incident sparked reports of an active shooter event at the medical training facility and hospital, Davis said.

Ruth Cummins, a spokeswoman for UMMC, said hospital officials don't yet have details on what happened.

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