Starkville police search for shooter

A shooting at a Starkville park sent one man to the hospital and police are looking for the shooter.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 1:57 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 12:54 PM

UpdateStarkville police make arrests for park shooting

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Gunfire erupted in a busy Starkville city park, injuring one man.

And now police are searching for the shooter.

WTVA's news partner, the Starkville Daily News, reports a man was shot around 6 p.m. Monday at Mckee Park while playing basketball.

Witnesses told the newspaper the shooting happened after an argument escalated between the victim and the shooter while they were playing a basketball game.

One witness said the shooter left the basketball court to go to his car then proceeded to shoot multiple rounds, hitting the victim.

Investigators said the suspected vehicle is believed to be a blue Nissan Altima occupied by two black males.

UPDATE - Police are offering a reward 

Starkville police said the victim was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Anyone with information contact the Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4134 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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