Police arrest 12-year-old for firing gun within city limits

Police arrested a 12-year-old boy for firing a gun within city limits.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2019 4:20 PM
Updated: Feb. 5, 2019 10:45 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Police arrested a 12-year-old boy for firing a gun within city limits.

Police Chief Chris Robertson said the incident happened on Booker Street.

He said it appears the boy was playing with a gun and fired one shot.

No one was injured.

Police arrested the boy and charged him with discharging a firearm within city limits.

New Albany schools were placed on a “soft lockdown” for approximately 30 minutes as a precaution.

“The incident did not occur on any school campus. All safety measures were followed and students were never in danger.”

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