Police investigating shooting on East Gallatin Street in Copiah County

UPDATE: Police said the suspect in this case is Maximino Vergara Cancino.


COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Police are investigating a shooting on 133 East Gallatin Street.

According to Chief Swilley, the incident happened at a house after 9 p.m. Wednesday. One man was shot at least twice.

He was taken to Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital then transported to UMC. There is no word on the condition of the victim and no one is in custody at this time.

Police think they may know who the suspect is based on witness accounts. They are looking for a Hispanic man, but they don’t know the exact name or pronunciation.

Police also don’t know the motive in the crime as of yet.





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