Innocent bystander injured during shoot-out

Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 4:13 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - One person was shot in broad daylight Monday during what police said was a shootout.

Meridian police said the shootout happened between a number of cars, next to Auto Zone on 36th Avenue and 8th Street around 1:45 p.m. Monday.

Police said an innocent bystander was struck and had non-life-threatening injuries.

People we talked to said it was a scary moment but one that happens way too often in the city.

“We heard it going off, I thought it was firecrackers, it was so many shots, and then when I opened the backdoor it was a car that sped by, ran across eighth street didn’t even slow up. There was a white Cadillac backed up going the other direction. Four people trying to get back in their car. And I don’t know it’s a shame that we have to go through this stuff and it’s every day somewhere something going on all the time,” said a local business owner.

The investigation is ongoing. We will have more details as they become available.

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