Jones: No action taken against Jacques’ after parking lot shooting

Published 12:52 pm Saturday, May 6, 2023

Vicksburg Police Chief Penny Jones said no action will be taken against Jacques’ following a late night shooting incident that resulted in four of the club’s security guards being wounded.

“The fight took place in the parking lot and (Jacques’) security acted accordingly,” Jones said. “They did their job. No citizens were hurt.”

Jones said she met with Jacques’ manager several days before the shooting to discuss the club’s security plans.

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The decision marks a difference from the city’s actions last year, when an altercation took place outside the bar at its former location on Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg. The bar was closed by the city, and a series of lawsuits followed. All were settled out of court.

According to police reports, officers were called to a report of a shooting at Jacques’ before midnight.

One of the security guards was treated at the scene by Vicksburg Fire Department paramedics and released, while another was taken by ambulance to Merit Health River Region and later transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Police said two others were taken to UMMC by private vehicle. The extent of the injuries to all four is unknown at this time.

Police said two people are being held in connection with shooting, but no charges have been filed.

The case remains under investigation and more information will be released at a later time.

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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