Major Chief Investigator Troy Kimble and Sheriff Edward Goods spoke with Vicksburg Daily News about the mass shooting incident that happened at what was supposed to be a birthday party in Claiborne County earlier Saturday morning.
Two victims, Gerraneisha Gibson, 21 years of age, and Justin Marshall, 23 years of age, succumbed to the gunshot injuries they suffered in the chaos.
Several others were injured with cuts and bruises from the initial fight that took place. Three were injured by projectiles.
The incident seemed to stem from an ongoing dispute on Facebook between groups, one of which is located here in Vicksburg. Local rappers had a standing disagreement and decided to act when they encountered each other away from social media.
Major Chief Investigator Troy Kimble contacted Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart to catch him up to speed in the event any type of retaliation were to happen here in Vicksburg.
Sheriff Goods first offered his condolences to the families of the victims involved and added, “… everybody that was involved for the fights and all that, that we are going to bring you to justice. ”
The shooters and others involved are currently in custody. Their names will be released when they are scheduled for an arraignment on Monday, March 1st.
Watch the interview with Major Chief Investigator Troy Kimble and Sheriff Edward Goods below: