March 28, 2022

Sunday shooting at McComb banquet hall leaves one dead, others injured

Mary Apel

Police at a crime scene

One man was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting in McComb on Sunday, March 27.

Pike County Coroner Wally Jones said the shooting occurred at Presley Banquet & Event Center. 26-year-old Frankiyon Bates from Magnolia was pronounced dead at the scene.

At least two others were treated at the hospital and released.

“It was a war zone down there. I’ve been in law enforcement for 13 years, and I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Jones.

Jones believes that multiple shooters were involved, as he counted at least 50 shell casings personally, as reported to WLBT.

“My personal opinion is that it was an organized shooting and this was a planned attack on some certain person. Who that certain person was? I don’t know,” Jones continued. “I don’t believe that it was Mr. Bates, but I believe it was a planned attack on somebody.”

This investigation is ongoing.

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