Coroner: One killed after shooting turns Mississippi party space into ‘war zone’

Published 6:10 am Monday, March 28, 2022

One man was killed and two others were injured after a party at a Mississippi event venue was turned into a “war zone.” according to a Mississippi coroner.

Pike County Coroner Wally Jones said the shooting happened early Sunday, March 27, at the Presley Banquet & Event Center in McComb.

Jones described the scene as a “war zone” to WJTV News in Jackson.

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Frankiyon Bates, 26, of Magnolia was identified as the person who was killed in the shooting.

Officials from the McComb police department said the shooting happened at a party held at the event space and that they do not know how many shooters were involved in the incident.

The incident remains under investigation. No suspects have been identified.