Crawford Shooting – According to reports, Crawford, Mississippi’s mayor announced Friday that the small town has canceled its Christmas parade traditions which has been practiced for about 20 years now due to a growing increase of gun violence in the town.
You can hear the ‘boom, boom, boom,’ They’re shooting like 30 or 40 rounds at one time. “When they go to the parade, 100 or 200 or 300 people are there, and you never know who’s going to have a gun or who’s going to have what, About three vehicles have been shot into that came very close to hitting people, That’s what I call a war.” Mayor Willie Parson said.
Although only one person has been injured to date, several homes and vehicles have been shot into.
Detective Drew McCain with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the increase in shootings, stating that the department is investigating “anywhere from five to 10 [incidents] right now.”
The Sheriff’s Department also announced that it would increase patrols throughout Crawford which is located 166 miles northwest of the Mississippi capitol, Jackson.