Tonight at 10, a car covered in bullet holes was discovered with three people dead inside after it crashed and caught on fire in North Mississippi. Thank you for joining us, I’m Shay Arthur.
Investigators are currently trying to determine the cause of this violent incident. Our reporter Jessica Knox spent the day in Tunica and is live tonight with the details she has learned. Jessica, this case appears to have multiple complexities.
Yes Shay, detectives are searching for the individual responsible for this tragic act of violence. The crime scene unfolded in a quiet rural area where many people would not expect to witness such horror. Baby shoes, car parts, and paramedic gloves can still be seen on the strip off Casino Center Drive in the Robersonville area. The Tunica Sheriff’s Office received a call after 9 PM on Friday night reporting a vehicle that had veered off the road and possibly caught fire.
Upon arrival, authorities discovered that the car had struck a pole and was riddled with bullets inside. The three victims in the car ranged in age from 23 to 25 years old. Tunica County Sheriff Bill Stephen Burrs expressed his fear and terror regarding this incident, mentioning that he has two young people in his own family. Richard Petrone, a local resident, commented that while crime does not surprise him, he wishes it would cease and hopes that people can focus on other problems in the world instead.
He empathizes with the loved ones of the victims and acknowledges the difficulties of having to worry about selfish individuals. Authorities are still investigating the motive behind the shooting and crash.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information about these homicides to contact the County Crime Stoppers at 662-910-0..