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Jackson police: 25-year-old dies after driving to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds

The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson) logo The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson) 10/13/2021 Gabriela Szymanowska, Mississippi Clarion Ledger
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A 25-year-old Jackson resident who drove to a hospital Monday after suffering multiple gunshot wounds later died. 

Mel Groves, identified as a transgender man by friends on Facebook, collapsed while getting out of the vehicle at Merit Health Hospital, JPD spokesperson Sam Brown said in an email Monday. Groves was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he died.

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Police are trying to determine where the shooting took place, as well as the motive and  potential suspects, Brown said in the email.

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The shooting marks Jackson's 115 homicide since the beginning of the year, according to records kept by the Clarion Ledger. That includes 114 investigated by the Jackson Police Department and one investigated by the Hinds County Sheriff's Office.

The capital city recorded 130 homicides in 2020, the highest number in its history. The number marked an increase of 38 from the previous record of 92 in 1995, according to FBI data.

Correction: This story has been updated to correct the identification of the victim.

Have a news tip? Contact Gabriela Szymanowska at gszymanowska@gannett.com, on Twitter or at 601-215-4292.

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Jackson police: 25-year-old dies after driving to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds

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