The Greenwood Police Department has taken possession of a black sedan that authorities believe was involved in Wednesday’s shooting of a male teenager.
In addition, authorities believe the shooting, which was at midday on Broad Street, might be connected to another shooting that afternoon on U.S. 82 near the Big Star grocery store, Deputy Police Chief Marvin Hammond said.
Deputies from the Leflore County Sheriff’s Department came across an abandoned 2016 black Toyota Prius along Mississippi 7 North at Big Sand on Thursday, he said. The vehicle is being examined for fingerprints and other pieces of evidence, Hammond said.
Police officers had received calls about shots fired on Broad Street near Threadgill Elementary School around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
They found a male teen lying on the street. He had been shot three times.
The teenager was airlifted to a hospital in Jackson. He remained hospitalized Friday and was in critical but stable condition, Hammond said.
Then, police were called at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday to the shooting along the highway.
They found four people who had been injured.
A car filled with three Greenwood men ages 18 to 21 had been struck by gunfire coming from another vehicle.
The driver was struck in his right hand, causing him to lose control of the car and hit another vehicle, that of an innocent passerby, Hammond said. The passerby’s vehicle rolled into a nearby ditch.
All four men — the three men in the car that was shot and the passerby, a 49-year-old Greenwood man — were taken to Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Hammond said Friday that there were no serious injuries and some of the men had since left the hospital.
No one had been arrested in connection with either shooting as of Friday.
Hammond declined to specify what possible connection there might be between the two shootings because the investigation is ongoing. Those with information on either incident may call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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