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.
Wires sparking and trees down
There are currently reports of trees down and blocking roadways.
A call just came in that wires were sparking at Cherry and Main.
A tree is down near Shiers Grocery on Fisher Ferry. Another tree is down near Bovina and Warriors Trail.
Please use caution if you must travel tonight.
Early morning fire destroys home on Wabash Avenue
A house fire on Wabash Avenue this morning completely destroyed a home and threatened surrounding structures.
The call came in just after 6 a.m. of a structure fire at 903 Wabash Avenue, just off of Sky Farm near the city’s Cedar Hill Cemetery. Three fire fighting units were called in including Engine 6, Engine 7 and Ladder 3.
It wasn’t enough. Engines 6 and 7 were putting water on the fire when the supply of water stopped.
Firefighters backed away from the intense heat of the fire until they could restore water to the hydrants. The heat from the fire caused the home at 907 to take on damage to its siding, and smoke was seen coming off the home. Chief Craig Danczyk arrived on scene and called in two more water trucks. That water was used primarily to save the occupied house just north of the now hopeless inferno.
Neighbors were awakened by the sound of the firetrucks and warning alarms to discover that they, too, had no water.
This is not a new problem for the neighborhood. Everyone that was willing to speak with the Vicksburg Daily News said the main hydrant near 901 Wabash had been a problem for at least 20 years. The home at 901 caught fire a few years ago, and the hydrant failed to perform then.
That hydrant sits at the end of the line near the top of a hill. Getting the pressure needed to supply it has been a challenge for some time. One resident, who preferred not to give their name said, “I’m going to City Hall Monday morning. They should have fixed this by now.”
Employees with the city water department were observed checking water supply lines after the fire had completely destroyed the structure.
The occupant of the home was found safe elsewhere in the city around 8:30 a.m.
Another resident talked about how a trash fire earlier in the week was too close to the house.
The fire is under investigation.
See our on-site interview with Chief Danczyk on Facebook live. The Vicksburg Daily News will provide more details as they become available.
St. Al leads 45 to 20 over Greenville, Warren Central defeats Murrah 12 – 0, Gators down 41 -7 against Ridgeland, Porters Chapel down 39 – 0 to Glenbrook
K. Theriot throws a 27 yard TD pass to T. Brown for St Al at 8:48 in the first quarter. St. Al 7, Greenville 0
A. Brown throws a 42 yard TD pass to K. Brown with 7:31 left in the 1st quarter. St. Al 14, Greenville 0
A. Brown runs in from the 2 yard line with 5:02 left in the 1st. St. Al 20, Greenville 0
A. Brown carries 8 yards for a St. Al TD with 1:39 left in the 1st quarter. St. Al 27, Greenville 0
Greenville scores on a 6 yard pass at the end of the 1st quarter. St. Al 27, Greenville 7
A. Brown throws a 25 yard pass to K. Theriot for a TD with 3 minutes left in the half. St. Al 34, Greenville 7
At the half it’s St. Al 34, Greenville 7
Adam Francisco 30 yard interception returned for a St. Al Touch Down. St. Al 41, Greenville 7 with 5:39 left in the 3rd quarter.
At the end of the 3rd it’s St. Al 41, Greenville 7
Greenville get a fumble return and turns it into a Touch Down. Greenville gets a penalty on the extra point so it’s St. Al 41, Greenville 13 with 7:11 left in game.
Greenville scores on a 45 pass to make it St Al 41 Greenville 20 with 4:09 left in the game.
Warren Central defeats Murrah 12 – 0
The Gators are down 41 -7 to Ridgeland
Porter’s Chapel is down 39-0 to Glenbrook with 6;00 left in the 3rd.
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