HOLLY SPRINGS • Marshall County authorities are investigating a Sunday evening drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition.
Holly Springs police responded to a call of a man shot in the 100 block of Chatham Drive at 7:45 p.m. on March 24. According to Police Chief Dwight Harris, witnesses reported they heard “at least 30 rounds of gunfire” and saw a silver car leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
Responding officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds laying in the yard near the driveway. Medical personal transported the man to a nearby clearing where the helicopter could land but he was pronounced dead before he could be airlifted to Regional One trauma center in Memphis.
Police later learned a second man had also been shot. He was transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle.
“He had surgery (Sunday) night and is still listed in critical condition,” Harris said. “Right now, no one is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.”
The chief described the area mostly quiet but admitted the department has had “some challenges” with housing authority apartments located just south of the dead end Chatham Drive.
Police have not connected this incident to a similar drive-by shooting that happened about a half-mile away seven months ago. On Aug. 23, 2018, two men in a silver car fired 50 rounds at a crowd gathered outside a Stewart Street night club. Two people were hit and had to be airlifted to the Memphis trauma center in critical condition.
“Right now, the two incidents don’t appear to be related,” Harris said.
The Holly Springs Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are working together to investigate this case. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact detectives at 662-252-2122.