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9 Year Old Killed By Gunfire In Starkville

Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 8:31 P.M., officers responded to the report 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. Prior to this E911 call, police received reports of shots fired in the area of Everglade Ave.

The child was in a vehicle known to be associated with the individual targeted near Everglade Ave.

This incident remains under active investigation.

There will be an increased police presence in northern Starkville related to shootings at Brookville Garden apartments (305 Everglade Ave.) and on Santa Anita Drive. We will provide more information as available.

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 the Starkville PD website.

Crime Stoppers may offer a cash reward.