Shooting In Southaven Kills One, Injures Another

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (localmemphis.com) - UPDATE:

A double shooting at a Southaven apartment complex left one man dead and another person injured.

The shooting happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. Friday at the Legacy Crossing Apartments near Highway 51 and Goodman Road.

According to Southaven Police, they found two shooting victims at the apartment complex. One man was taken to Baptist Desoto Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other victim was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

"You just don't wake up and hear about someone being killed in the Legacy Crossing," said neighbor Cazell Alford.

Alford said he and his family moved to the apartment complex because of its location and quiet atmosphere, but Friday night he woke up to police outside his window.

"All I could think of was what happened and who it was. Was it someone I knew? Or someone close to me or something like that," said Alford.

Police did not say what led up to the shooting.

Neighbors recalled hearing 10 to 12 gunshots.

Like several other tenants, Alford was disturbed over the news and left with lingering questions.

"Someone in the wrong place in the wrong time. No telling what the situation or circumstance may be, just all turned out bad," said Alford.

Following the shooting the apartment complex issued letters to tenants saying safety is a priority and that they will hold a resident meeting to talk about concerns.

Southaven Police have not yet identified the victim who died, but say this is an ongoing investigation.

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ORIGINAL INFORMATION:

One man was killed and another person is in critical condition after a shooting late last night in Southaven.

Southaven Police went to the Legacy Crossing Apartments off Highway 51 shortly before 10:30pm to respond to a call that shots were fired. When they arrived, officers found two people shot. One was taken to Baptist DeSoto Hospital where he later died, and another person was taken to Region One in Memphis in critical condition.

Southaven Police are investigating.


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