Shootout in Mississippi town leaves two dead, few details, police say

Published 9:07 am Friday, September 17, 2021

Two people have been killed in a shooting in Yazoo City, Mississippi, police say, but few details were released.

The gunfire happened Thursday afternoon near a food store on Broadway Street, media outlets reported.

Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff said there was a large crowd at the scene, which law enforcement worked to disperse. Agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation also responded to the scene.

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Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers confirmed that two people had died, but said he could not provide any additional information.

Few other details were available early Friday.