Woman injured in suspected accidental shooting at Academy Sports in Starkville

A large police presence could be seen at Academy Sports on Highway 12 Tuesday afternoon after a woman was injured in a shooting. | Source: Ryan Phillips, SDN

A woman was injured from an accidental shooting in the parking lot of Academy Sports in Starkville.

Posted: Apr 14, 2020 4:03 PM
Updated: Apr 14, 2020 4:39 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Police said a woman was injured Tuesday afternoon from an accidental discharge of a gun in the parking lot of Academy Sports on Highway 12, the Starkville Daily News reported.

The Starkville Police Department said early indications showed the gunfire came from a vehicle and appears to have been the result of an accidental discharge of a gun.

While Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Brandon Lovelady said investigators were talking to a person of interest, it is unclear at this time if any charges will be filed.

He then said the shooting remains under investigation.

OCH Regional Medical Center EMS Director Michael Hunt confirmed to the Starkville Daily News that the injured woman was expected to recover and be discharged soon.

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