On Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 8:31 P.M., officers in Starkville responded to reports of a gunshot victim at OCH Regional Medical Center. It was determined a 9-year-old child, who later passed away, was struck by gunfire while inside a vehicle on Santa Anita Ave.
Police say prior to the call, they received reports of shots fired in northern Starkville near Brookville Garden apartments in the area of Everglade and Santa Anita Avenues.
The child was in a vehicle known to be associated with the individual targeted.
This incident remains under active investigation.
If you have information please contact the Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4131, Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151, or through the anonymous tip system on our website. Crime Stoppers may offer a cash reward.