Gunfire erupts at Slugburger Festival in Corinth

town_corinth_greenBy Riley Manning

Daily Journal

CORINTH – Two men reportedly arguing over a parking spot resulted in gunfire at the Corinth Slugburger Festival around 10 p.m. Friday.

Corinth police said an altercation turned physical and one man fired a shot into the air from a small-caliber firearm. No one was injured. The name of the shooter has not been released, but he will face a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm within city limits.

Corinth Main Street Director Taylor Coombs said the incident was highly unusual, and she did not expect it to impact the festival.

“That kind of thing doesn’t happen around here. Two guys just got caught up in the moment. It was a bad place, bad time sort of thing,” she said. “The police department reacted very quickly, and have done a great job of handling the situation.”