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.


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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