SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — A man was found with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle in Horn Lake, Mississippi after a shooting involving an officer at a restaurant in Southaven over the weekend.

Employees coming to work at Red Hook Cajun Seafood Restaurant on Airways in Southaven wouldn’t talk about Friday night’s shooting that left a front door shattered with bullet holes, a man wounded, and reportedly involved a police officer from the delta town of Drew.

However, one Red Hook employee did tell WREG the shooting started in the parking lot and the victim was shot inside the front door.

According to Horn Lake Police, officers responded to a shooting in the 6400 block of Jamie Drive around 11 p.m. Friday. Officers found a man with at least one gunshot wound inside an SUV.

The victim was alert and told police he was at the Red Hook restaurant when he was shot.

He was transported to Regional One for treatment. His current condition is unknown at the moment.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. The agency hasn’t released the officer’s name, the injured party, or what started the shooting.

Drew Mayor Melanie Townsend-Blackmon is very anxious to get details about what happened.

“Right now, I can’t tell you anything because I have the City Attorney looking into this and right now I can’t release any information, cause I haven’t received any yet to me about it,” she said.

Mayor Townsend-Blackmon confirmed the officer involved is a male and said she has no idea why he was in Southaven which is located nearly two hours from Drew.

“I have no idea. When people are off the clock then they are on their own time. I don’t know what they are doing on their own time,” she said.

Southaven Police say a person of interest was detained for questioning but call the matter an ongoing investigation. If you have any information that could help, contact the Southaven Police Department at 662-393-8652 or email tips to

The Southaven Police Department is now working on the investigation. WREG will update when more information becomes available.