Argument between two men on Washington Street leads to shooting

Published 4:16 pm Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Vicksburg Police Department and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to a reported shooting in the 3100 block of  Washington Street Thursday afternoon.

Just after 3:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of Washington Street where they have found one person with a knife wound to the hand and another suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

The man shot in the leg was taken by ambulance to Merit Health River Region. The other suspect was treated at the scene and transported to the Vicksburg Police Department.

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Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore said the wounds were the result of an argument between the two men. He said both knew each other and one man was working on a house for the other.

Moore said the case remains under investigation but both men are expected to be charged.

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.

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