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SPD investigating shooting at Sportsplex


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Starkville Police Department is investigating a shooting at the Starkville Sportsplex that injured two people. 


Police responded to the Sportsplex, on Lynn Lane, at 12:36 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report of shots fired outside the main facility. On arrival, officers found two people with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to their lower bodies. 


The victims' condition is currently unknown, and Oktibbeha County Director of Emergency Medical Services Michael Hunt couldn't be reached by press time. 


A private party was being held at the Sportsplex at the time, according to SPD, though the department has so far declined to reveal details on what type of party was being held at the facility. SPD officers were working security in the venue when the reported shooting occurred, according to an SPD press release. 


Police refused to confirm, when asked by The Dispatch, if any suspects or persons of interest had been identified. 


SPD requests anyone with information on the incident contact the department at 662-323-4131 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.




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