Victim stalls police investigation

Published 12:05 am Friday, October 5, 2012

NATCHEZ — An uncooperative victim has stalled the Natchez Police Department’s investigation into a shooting on West Woodlawn Street early Wednesday morning.

Natchez Detective Jerry Ford said a victim was reportedly shot at outside a house in the 400 block of West Woodlawn Street but did not report the shooting.

A resident whose house was hit by a stray bullet from the shooting called police to report the incident, Ford said.

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According to the police report, the resident reported that he heard five or six gunshots at approximately 3 a.m. and saw a car speed away from the residence.

Ford said the shooter was aiming for a man who was outside near the house and now refuses to cooperate with police.

“We haven’t been able to locate any other witnesses, and without the victim naming a suspect, we haven’t been able to pinpoint anyone at the moment,” Ford said.

Anyone with any information about the shooting should call NPD at 601-445-5565 or Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward up to $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of a suspect because of a tip. Callers can remain anonymous.