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VPD responds to shootings and a burglary overnight

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Accidental Shooting on Manship Street

Shortly after 8:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, officers were dispatched to a residence on Manship Street in reference to a shooting.

When they arrived, they found a 16-year-old male had received a gunshot wound to his chest.  The victim was transported to the university of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment. At last report the victim is in critical but stable condition.

The preliminary investigation has determined that the shooting was accidental, based on eyewitness accounts. 

Shooting Victim Shows up at River Region

In an unrelated incident, a few minutes before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020, a 29-year-old male entered the Emergency Room at Merit Health River Region for treatment.  He had received a gunshot wound to his left buttock.  

According to the victim, he had been walking west on Speed Street from Halls Ferry Road when he was injured.  No additional information is available.

Mall Burglary Suspect Apprehended at Scene

Around 4:00 a.m., Sunday, October 11, 2020, officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at Jordan’s in the Vicksburg Mall, 3505 Pemberton Square Boulevard.  When they arrived, the officers found an open door and, when they entered the building, discovered Felix Williams, 30, of Vicksburg inside pushing a trash cart loaded with a large quantity of clothing from the store. The value of the stolen merchandise is $25,967.83.  Williams was arrested on one count of Business Burglary.

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