Officials Say a Shooting at a Mississippi Club Killed One Person and Injured Up to 12 Others

A mass shooting at a West Point, Mississippi, club on Sunday killed one lady and injured up to 12 others, according to Mississippi law enforcement officials.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott told CNN that the incident occurred early Sunday inside Club Oasis.

According to Scott, when the deputies got there, they found a woman, 20, died.

The other gunshot victims’ injuries range from slight to severe, with one being wounded in the face.

“What we do know is that a party was advertised, and all these individuals came from other counties into our county,” he said. “About 90% of the partygoers were from other counties.”

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Scott stated that the club had security, and detectives did not know how a weapon entered the premises.

The sheriff told CNN that one security guard recalled chasing the suspected gunman, who was believed to be wielding a weapon, as they fled across the parking lot and a four-lane highway before disappearing in the woods.

Officials Say a Shooting at a Mississippi Club Killed One Person and Injured Up to 12 Others

Scott reported that “several hundred” people were inside the club at the time of the incident.

Officials are seeking to confirm the statistics and determine whether there is any video footage from inside the club at the time of the shooting.

“Per our ordinance, the club is supposed to have security cameras, but for some reason or another, last night, the club owner said his weren’t working,” Scott told me.

Scott stated that no arrests have been made, and the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

“Last night was so hectic trying to get actual good, solid information,” he added. “It was very difficult with the number of victims and the chaos we had going on.”

According to the Gun Violence Archive, 66 mass shootings have occurred across the country this year.

A mass shooting, according to the Gun Violence Archive and CNN, occurs when at least four people are shot, excluding the perpetrator.

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