Olive Branch Police Investigate Double Shooting At Apartment Complex

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (localmemphis.com) - Investigators in Olive Branch are searching for a person of interest in a double shooting.

The shooting happened around 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Annandale Gardens Apartments near Goodman Road and Hacks Cross Road.

"Scared because I'm like it's so close when the kids get off the bus," said Amber Colyer.

Colyer was waiting for her daughter to come home from school when she learned two men were shot at the Annandale Gardens Apartments in Olive Branch, Mississippi where she lives.

"I locked my doors and chain locked it because I didn't know if they were still out or when it was," said Colyer.

Olive Branch police and witnesses said a man ran to a nearby Dollar General store after he was shot in the arm. He told workers he was shot outside the complex.

Witnesses said the two victims are brothers. Both were taken to Regional One. According to the Olive Branch Police Chief, the victims' injuries don't appear to be serious.

The double shooting comes days after the DeSoto County District Attorney expressed concern over a string of violent armed robberies at a Little Caesar's in Horn Lake and another in Batesville. 

"It's everywhere people have no remorse," said Olive Branch resident Blake Williams.

People who live in Olive Branch said they are concerned about crime but they love their community and the criminals won't scare them away.

"Anytime you have this many people you're going to have good with the bad," said Williams.

"I'm not gonna just jump up and pack and leave," said Colyer.

Williams shared a message for the people who choose to commit crimes.

"Mississippi's open carry you could run into the wrong person simple as that," said Williams.

In recent years, OBPD has cracked down on crime, hiring more officers and beefing up patrols, to show they are serious about keeping the community safe.


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