MPD Investigating Multiple Shots Fired at Highland Park

Meridian, Miss. No one was injured after multiple gunshots were fired in a crowded Highland Park on Saturday afternoon.

MPD received numerous calls just after 5 p.m. about shots being fired in the area. Witnesses report hearing as many as eight gunshots. The shooter is described by witnesses as a black male with a camo jacket.

Lt. John Griffith says officers captured the potential suspect, but he did not have a weapon on him. Therefore, the suspect was not taken into custody.

"No, we were not able to arrest him because he had no weapons on him, and we didn't have anybody who wanted to assign charges on him," Griffith explains. "The witness didn't want to give her name. "

Extra patrols are expected in Highland Park on Saturday night.