Meridian Police say they are investigating a shooting and aggravated assault, an attempted kidnapping, and an armed robbery that all took place on Saturday.
Police say the shooting and aggravated assault happened around 11:00 a.m. in the 5200 block of 5th Street. Authorities say a 17-year old male was found with a gunshot wound to the upper leg. The victim told police that a small white car drove by and fired shots in his direction. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and later released.
Investigators say they also responded to an armed robbery call at 9:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Highway 19 North. A 79-year old female told police she was approached in the parking lot of a convenience store by a young black male who displayed a handgun and robbed her of her purse before fleeing on foot.
Meridian Police also say someone attempted to kidnap a 14-year old female in the 1500 block of 22nd Avenue Heights around 1:00 a.m. Authorities say according to the victim, a white male in a Ford truck approached her near the street and grabbed her in an attempt to kidnap her. The victim was able to escape the suspect and run away from him.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.