Five injured in Starkville nightclub shooting


Carl Smith



Oktibbeha County sheriff deputies are continuing to canvas the countryside for clues surrounding a  




Sunday shooting at Club Rock that left five people injured. 




Sheriff Steve Gladney confirmed five shots were fired at the facility's parking lot about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.  




Five people were injured in the shooting, and their injuries ranged in severity. Gladney said one person  




believed to be in critical condition was airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson, while the other  




injuries were transported to area hospitals. 




Updates on the victims' conditions at press time were unavailable. 




No arrests were made Sunday, and investigators are continuing to canvas the scene and interview  




witnesses, Gladney said. Deputies have not yet determined a motive for the shooting, he said. 




Club Rock is located off North Montgomery Street in Oktibbeha County's Rock Hill community. Gladney  




said a large crowd gathered at the facility Saturday night and remained there Sunday morning. He said  




Blue and White week, an annual celebration hosted by a local Mississippi State University fraternity,  




helped bring additional visitors to the area's clubs this weekend. 




"We interviewed people all day yesterday and are continuing to do so today. Hopefully somebody  




will come forward and tell us something," Gladney said. "We are still trying to piece together what  




happened out there so we can make an arrest." 




Anyone with information on this incident or others is asked to call Oktibbeha County Sheriff's  




Department at (662) 323-2421 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at (800) 530-7151.


Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch



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