Tuesday night, Nov. 26, 2019, at about 9:45 p.m., a disturbance broke out at the El Sombrero Restaurant on South Frontage Road in Vicksburg.
According to witnesses, a party was unhappy with the cost of their meal. They felt they had been overcharged and began arguing with the staff. As they became louder and more disruptive, another table requested the complaining table be mindful of the children who were being subjected to harsh language. The complaining party then turned their anger toward the table requesting they tone down their language.
A fight ensued and spilled out into the parking lot. One of the people involved in the altercation went to their car and grabbed a weapon. They then began shooting the weapon and the fight dispersed. There are no reports of injury related to the fight or the shooting.
According to a highly placed employee with the restaurant, Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore ordered the business shut down while police investigate. A meeting is planned for 10 a.m. this morning between Mayor George Flaggs Jr., Moore and the business owners. El Sombrero will be open for lunch.
Investigators with the Vicksburg Police Department are actively working the available information.
The Vicksburg Daily News will update this story as more information becomes available.