Pair of shootings sends victims to the hospital and police searching for suspects, information

Published 6:36 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Police are holding several people for questioning in the Tuesday night shooting of a man on U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

She said the man, who was not identified, was shot in the head and was in serious condition at University of Mississippi Medical Center. No charges have been filed.

The shooting was one of two occurring in the city Tuesday.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Williams said police received a call about 10:43 p.m. through Vicksburg-Warren 911 from a home on Buford Drive in the county that a man had been shot in the head.

“After further investigation, we learned the shooting occurred somewhere on (U.S.) 61 South,” she said. “We have a number of people detained, and we will have more information as the investigation progresses. We are trying to get to the bottom of this.”

Tuesday evening about 5 p.m., a woman was shot during a domestic argument near the intersection of First North and South Streets.

Williams said one person is in custody in connection with the 5 p.m. shooting, but no charges have been filed.

The woman was taken to Merit Health River Region Medical Center with what police termed as non-life threatening injures.

Information on her condition was unavailable.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

email author More by John