Clarksdale police are looking for answers in the city’s fifth shooting this month after a man reported being shot on a north Clarksdale street on Tuesday.
Police reports provided by assistant police chief Norman Starks, said a black male was walking down an unknown block of Florida Street when he was shot in the lower leg by an unknown individual.
Police reports said they had no suspects or witnesses at this time and the case in under investigation.
Reports did not give the time or exact date of the incident, if the victim was treated for the gunshot or any description of a suspect or vehicle.
Reports also did not give the name of the officer conducting the investigation.
The incident is being classified as an aggravated assault.
Aggravated assault is defined as injury or threat to a person to make them fear for their life. It is punishable by up to 20-years in prison and a $10,000 fine. An adult who assaults a juvenile can find the penalty enhanced to 30-years in prison.
Aggravated assault is a felony and shooting into a home can also be deemed a felony if prosecutors and judges wish to pursue it.
Anyone with information about this incident to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or simply dial 911. All calls remain anonymous and cash is paid to those providing information that leads to solving a crime.
The Clarksdale Police Department has reported a burglary on Desoto Extended and said unknown items were taken.
Police did not give a time, address, how thieves gained entry to the building or the officer the case was assigned to.