Starkville police investigating Sunday morning shooting

By David Miller/Columbus Commercial Dispatch (MCT)

STARKVILLE – Starkville police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent one woman to the hospital.

At 1:50 a.m., officers responded the a call of shots fired at the B-Quik convenience store located at the corner of Montgomery Street and Highway 12.

A woman, whose name was not released by police, suffered minor injuries and was transported to OCH Regional Medical Center and later released.

Starkville Police Department Lt. Troy Outlaw said the woman was not injured by a bullet but likely from fragmentation from a ricochet.

Several cars were damaged, too.

Officers interviewed several people at the scene but have not identified a suspect or made arrests.

Outlaw didn’t know how many shots were fired.

Outlaw said the convenience store is a popular stop for partygoers who leave area bars at 1 a.m. Outlaw wouldn’t say exactly what caused the shots to be fired other than “tempers elevated and it ended up being shots fired.”

Anyone with information can call the SPD at 662-323-4131 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.