Gunman fires 25 shots at Mississippi house, kills grandmother inside. Small town mayor says death ‘should anger everyone.’

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Woman was killed in what appears to be a drive-by shooting Monday night in Woodville.

Mayor Drew Pierson issued a statement about the shooting on social media, stating that a gunman drove by Judy White’s home and fired approximately 25 shots through the house from the yard and street.

One of the shots found White and killed her, Pierson said.

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“Was it meant for her? I’m quite certain it was not,” he said. “I can’t tell you much about Judy, as I didn’t have the privilege of knowing her.  But I do know that she was a grandmother, mother, wife and friend to many. I heard from many last night at the scene how wonderful she was.  It is tragic that she and so many others have lost their lives like this, and it is something that should anger everyone in our community. Being an innocent victim because you’re at the wrong place and time or because of a relationship to someone, whether close or distant, is unacceptable.”

The Woodville police are investigating the shooting.

Pierson, along with law enforcement, urged everyone with knowledge of what happened to use the Crime Stoppers hotline, 1-888-442-5001.

“Let’s start acting on our desire and use each of our personal influences to fight for peace in our community and stop the violence that is killing the innocent people,” he said.