One injured in Wednesday morning drive-by shooting

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A 35-year-old Vicksburg woman is recovering at University of Mississippi Medical Center after being shot early Wednesday.

According to Lt. Johnnie Edwards with the Vicksburg Police Department, Denise Bester, was in her home on the 1500 block of South Street when she was struck in the back by a bullet fired during a drive-by shortly after 4 a.m.

Edwards said Bester was sitting on the side of her bed when the shots were fired. Paramedics arrived and transported Bester to Jackson.

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Witnesses told police that occupants in a dark-colored vehicle fired the shots from the passenger side window before leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

There were three other people in the house at the time of the shooting, including one child.

If anyone has information concerning this shooting, they are asked to call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS or visit at

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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