Man wounded in gunfight at convenience store

Published 6:47 pm Monday, June 19, 2017

One man was shot in the arm about 1 p.m. Monday after an exchange of gunfire with another man as they sat in their cars in the parking lot of a convenience store at the corner of Cherry and Clay streets, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said.

No arrests have been made, and the victim and the other man have not been identified.

According to police reports, the victim pulled up to the store and went inside. Soon after he went inside, a second car pulled into the parking lot. When the victim came out of the store, he went to the second car and talked with the passenger. Words were exchanged, and the second man pulled a gun and started shooting at the victim, who got his car, got his gun and returned fire.

During the exchange of shots he was wounded. He went to Merit Health River Region, where he was treated and released, Williams said.

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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.

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