Mississippi woman fires off gun in her purse while reaching for cell phone at basketball game

Published 6:17 am Tuesday, November 2, 2021

A woman who was reportedly reaching for her cell phone, accidentally fired off her gun in her purse at a Mississippi basketball game Monday night,

WLBT in Jackson reports that Kashaun Alexsis McRunells of Edwards fired the gun inside the Rosa Scott School gym in Madison while a basketball game was in progress.

The game was suspended while investigators escorted McRunells out of the gym for questioning. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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McRunells reportedly has an enhanced concealed carry permit which allows her to have the firearm at the event.

However, she was charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits of Madison in violation of the City of Madison Ordinance.

McRunnells was given a $500 bond and a court date to appear before Madison Municipal Court.