No one had been arrested as of Thursday in shootings that wounded four people on Wednesday, Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams said.
The mayor said there were two incidents involving mobile gunfire. The shots started on Broad Street and Avenue K and then moved over to McCool Street. “Same situation, same occurrence; they just changed streets over,” she said.
McAdams said she was unsure whether authorities had any suspects.
She said some county and city officials were in conference Thursday working on safety strategies.
“We have talked about putting up more cameras, which we will be doing, and readjusting some of the cameras we have in place. But, I hope one day we can saturate the streets with cameras,” McAdams said. “Those cameras are very helpful for determining who did what.”
On Wednesday, the Leflore County Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency, allowing the Sheriff’s Department to use additional outside force to try to reduce gun violence.
McAdams said some outside groups have been involved recently but did not say which ones. She also said people can help the community by providing information they have on crime. “If they know what is happening in their own community and if they want safety, the best thing they can do is to come forward with the information we need to know,” she said.
So far, some citizens have come forward to assist, she said.
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