No arrests have been made in the mass shooting outside a Yazoo County nightclub around midnight Friday that left several people wounded with no clear indication of how many people were injured.
Terry Gann, chief investigator with the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department, said the shooting occurred at Big Mick’s on Martin Luther King, right outside the Yazoo City limits.
“Several people were shot after an altercation inside the club that led into a parking lot nearby on Shady Drive,” Gann said. “Six or seven people were shot, but we don’t have an accurate number yet because so many people scattered and fled the scene after the shooting.”
Gann said there is no confirmation yet as to if anyone was stabbed during the incident.
“Some who were injured or who were fleeing the scene after the shots were fired slipped and fell on glass, cutting themselves,” Gann said. “The problem we have with confirming the exact injuries were that some who were injured fled before law enforcement arrived, seeking medical attention in Jackson and Canton. We are still investigating to get an accurate count.”
As of press time, no fatalities were reported. But some remained in the hospital with significant injuries.
Gann added that Big Mick’s is temporarily shut down until the investigation is completed.
Investigators are still investigating to determine if last night’s mass shooting is connected to the recent murder of 13-year-old Demontae Lee, who was shot multiple times in Yazoo City on March 13.
James Banks was charged with murder in the Lee shooting case. His bond was set at $75,000 by Municipal Judge Lilli Evans Bass last week.
Alderman Sir Johnathan Rucker made a public statement on social media that although there is no proof that last night’s shooting was connected to the Lee murder, he asked that Yazoo County deputies be present at the Lee funeral today at 2 p.m.
Rucker pleaded with the community to allow the family to properly grieve the loss of their loved one.