One person dead after argument in street turns into shooting in middle of afternoon

Published 6:12 am Thursday, June 22, 2023

One person is dead after an argument led to a fatal shooting on a small-town Mississippi street Wednesday.

WTVA in Tupelo reports that the deadly shooting occurred at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday on South Jones Avenue in Louisville.

Officials with the Louisville Police Department say an argument broke out between two young men — one standing in his yard and another in the street.

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The argument then led to gunfire. Officials say the shooting suspect, who was the man standing in the yard, shot the man in the street.

The victim, a 23-year-old male, was sent to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials with the Louisville Police Department say a statement about the shooting will be released on Thursday.