Police: 2 children shot in car near Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center

Police outside of the Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center on Nov. 29, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities say two children have been shot in a car near the University Of Mississippi Medical Center.

Jackson Police spokesman Roderick Holmes says two young children were shot Thursday afternoon. A woman in the car grabbed the children and went into the hospital for treatment. 

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Medical center spokesman Marc Rolph says both children are being evaluated in the emergency room with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

Employees and students at the hospital and medical school received a text message alert at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday saying there was an active shooter in a parking garage. A follow-up text about a half hour later said there was no shooter on campus.