Authorities Investigate Reported Shooting

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department is investigating an alleged shooting downtown around 5:15 Thursday evening.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said witnesses said they heard a shot fired after leaving the courthouse after a chancery court hearing may have fired a shot at another party in the case. No one was injured.

Based on a vehicle description, a traffic stop was made less than an hour later on Highway 80 West near Meehan.

Three people were taken into custody, but no charges were immediately filed.

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