HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. — Holly Springs Police are investigating a shooting that took place shortly after noon on Saturday.
HSPD said around 12:46 p.m. officers responded to a shooting near Chesterman Street near Coopwood Street. When officers arrived on the scene, they learned the victim was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle.
Witnesses told HSPD the shooters were driving in a Black Nissan Coupe with a drive out tag. Additionally, people told officers that the back window was shot out of the car that was occupied by two Arabic men that may be twins.
The shooting victim, a 17-year old black male, sustained three gunshot wounds and is in critical condition.
People who live in the community said crime was never really a problem until recent years. Kedra Moore who lives nearby said he is stunned.
“I’m praying for the kid’s family. I hope he gets better and I hope the community gets better around here,” Moore said.
Saturday’s shooting comes exactly one year after a shooting that was very personal tho Kedra and Martina Moore. Their 23-year-old relative Jametries ‘Peachtree’ Moore was shot and killed at a house on Moss Ave, which is just around the corner from where the 17-year-old was shot.
“This neighborhood was nothing like this. Nothing. And then people bringing it to our neighborhood,” Martina said. “What happened over here was a big mistake. It wasn’t for her. They came here and did this to her.”
At the moment, no arrests have been made in today’s shooting. If you know or saw anything you are encouraged to contact Holly Springs Police at 662 -252-2122.
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