MPD Probes Shooting

Meridian police are investigating a shooting that injured a teenager over the weekend.

The shooting happened about 6:15 p.m. Saturday near 30th Avenue and 11th Street. Police say the victim, an 18-year-old male, was shot in the upper chest as he was walking home.

Police say the victim's wounds were not life threatening. Officials say there are three or four suspects. No arrests have been made.


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  • by Common Sense on Jun 16, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    It is possible the victim did not see who fired the shot. Maybe he told police about some people that had messed with him in the past or had made trouble in the neighborhood and they're checking it out. But he didn't see who fired the shot, so how could he know their race?
  • by Michael Location: Meridian on Jun 16, 2009 at 09:56 AM
    Why aren't you reporting the races of people involved with this shooting incidient? We have families to protect. That includes providing them with information about people, places and things to avoid. And, how are we supposed to help law enforcement officials? We know they are cold-blooded shooters, but who are we looking for? Why are you not providing the race? Is the public supposed to guess the race of the alleged criminals? You're not alone. The Meridian Star hasn't reported this any more thoroughly than you have.
  • by Michael Location: Meridian on Jun 16, 2009 at 08:46 AM
    I am also sick of the violence. I have tried to mention this before but didn't succeed. Am I out of line by asking, "What race are the victim and the suspects?" My family and I live in Meridian. I understand there are four suspects. Are they in custody? If not, what race are they? If we are to be safe, and hopefully be of some assistance to law enforcement officials, who are we watching out for and trying to protect ourselves from? There are many races in Meridian. I could be wrong, but it may be of some help in narrowing down the search a bit. I can see from the report that it may not be wise to wander into the 30th avenue and 11th street area and that the victim is an 18 year old male, but that is all. Officials say there are suspects and no arrests have been made. The story makes it sound as if these are cold blooded shooters. So... who and what are we looking for? Why are you not providing race information to the public?
  • by Angry Citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 16, 2009 at 05:28 AM
    I am so angry at the level of violence that seems to be taking over our streets and our schools. I hope the shooter(s) are caught, convicted, and sent away to prison for a long time!
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