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Three reportedly injured in separate weekend shootings


NATCHEZ — One woman was shot Monday morning after she allegedly attempted to burglarize a home.

Natchez Police Capt. Scott Frye said officers found that a woman had allegedly attempted to rob the homeowner at 203 Alabama St.

Frye said the homeowner was not injured, but that woman inside the house was shot in the neck between 9 and 9:30 a.m.

The injured woman was taken to the Merit Health Natchez early Monday morning and was later transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Neither of the parties involved have filed charges, Frye said, and the names of both the suspect and victim are being withheld at this time.

Frye said this was the most recent of three shootings that occurred in as many days.

Police responded to a shots fired call incident Saturday night on College Street that resulted in two people being taken to the hospital. No arrests had been made as of Monday.

Frye said three males allegedly confronted a homeowner at 415 College St. Saturday about the man’s treatment of his partner’s ex-boyfriend’s son.

When the homeowner’s girlfriend noticed that her boyfriend was being “pistol whipped,” the police report said, she allegedly retrieved a shotgun, chased away the three men and shot two rounds into the fleeing vehicle.

Two men were reportedly hit by the shotgun blast and transported themselves to Merit Health Natchez for treatment. One man was sent to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.

Police questioned both homeowners at 415 College St, Frye said, and released them.

Frye said arrests might be made as the investigation continues.

Frye said he was aware of another incident that happened Sunday, but that he had not yet been able to review the case file.

Lt. Kenneth Stampley said more information on all three incidents would become available when Chief Walter Armstrong, who was out of town on a personnel matter, returned today.