Mississippi grocery shooting leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

Published 4:39 pm Monday, February 13, 2023

One person has died and five people are injured following a shooting Sunday afternoon in front of a grocery store in Louisville.

Winston County Deputy Coroner Blake Sheets identified the deceased victim as Devonte McMillian, 23, of Louisville, who was pronounced dead at a Jackson hospital, WTVA-TV reported.

In addition to McMillian, two other people were airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Three people were treated elsewhere for less severe injuries. Louisville is located about 95 miles (153 kilometers) northeast of Jackson, Mississippi’s capital.

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Louisville Police Chief Sean Holdiness told WCBI-TV that the shooting may have involved multiple suspects, some of whom are believed to be minors. At least one person was in custody Sunday evening.

In a statement posted to social media, Louisville Mayor Will Hill said law enforcement will continue investigating the incident.

“Today’s tragedy due to gun violence fills me, as I am sure you, with many emotions,” Hill wrote. “We as a community have grown weary of the repeated concerns and effects of gun violence, especially its impact on our youth.”