JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – With a 15-year-old boy shot in the arm on April 11 and a 17-year-old boy shot in the shoulder on Monday night, police in Jackson are taking action to put a stop to the problem.
Due to the recent up-tick in violence, police are relying on patrols and undercover operations so that they can keep these types of shootings to a minimum.
Just after 8 p.m. Monday police say a 17-year-old boy was shot at Corner’s Convenience Store.
The convenience store is located at the corner of Steward and Ganson Street.
Police say they have no leads and no suspects. They’re asking anyone with information to come forward.
Police also say the victim is being uncooperative.
As of Tuesday morning he was still in the hospital in critical condition.
Police plan to continue interviewing the teen after he receives more treatment for his injuries.
Unfortunately, this is just one incident in a number of shootings in the area.
“We have taken some steps and have changed some of our patrol tactics and done some different things to try and address that, plus we have been in contact with some of the leaders in the community to try and determine if there’s a pattern or tend going on,” said Deputy Chief Holda, Jackson Police Department.
If you have any information on the shooting, call the Jackson Police Department at 517-788-4100.