Police Investigate Shootings in the City

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Meridian, Miss. Meridian police responded to numerous reports of shots being fired over the weekend, and in several instances, something was struck by the gunfire. There were no injuries, but there are still major concerns for residents.

The first of the shootings happened about 11 p.m. Friday. Police responded to the 2000 block of 33rd Avenue where a home had been shot into once.

Then there were two more shootings early Monday at virtually the same time.

The first happened in the 500 block of 12th Avenue. Police say an unoccupied vehicle was shot into one time.

The second happened a few blocks away, in the 1600 block of 8th Avenue. Police say several shots were fired into a house in that shooting. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Police say those three shootings were among the more than a dozen reports of shots being fired that they responded to over the weekend.

Officials say a number of the calls came from places where officers were stationed nearby and didn't hear anything. And the MPD says about half of those calls turned out to be unfounded because there was no evidence of anything being struck by bullets, and the people who called 911 did not want to talk to police when they arrived on the scene.

If you have any information that might help investigators in these cases, call Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860, or if you live inside the Meridian city limits, call 311.