Children ages 1, 3 shot in car outside Mississippi hospital

Posted at 4:49 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 20:20:34-05

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. The children are reportedly expected to survive. 

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

The suspect reportedly fled in a black Nissan sedan with a Cannon Motors paper tag, and remained outstanding early.