The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating a shooting in Clarksdale that was reported over the weekend and it is the second week in a row a shooting has occurred where someone has been injured or killed by gunfire on a Clarksdale Street.
Police responded to the 400-500 block of Garfield Street over the weekend after a black male said he was shot while driving a motor vehicle in the area.
The date of the shooting was not given.
Police reports said several male subjects were standing in the street and the driver asked them to move to avoid hitting them. The situation escalated as the driver tried to get around the group and police said several shots were fired into the vehicle striking the man driving the car in the hand and leg area.
This case is being investigated by the police as an aggravated assault. The man, who was not identified, was listed in stable/good condition at the Clarksdale hospital.
No arrests had been reported as of noon Monday.
Pedestrians are reminded to use sidewalks or walk in the grass along city streets. The community is reminded it is against the law to block or obstruct traffic on any street. Motorists are reminded they can be charged with vehicular assault if they intentionally hit a pedestrian on a city street.
The weekend shooting comes on top of Clarksdale reporting its third murder this year just six days ago.
Police were called to a report of shots fired on Tallahatchie Street, Tuesday, Aug. 10 and found a Jaylin Davis, 21, of Clarksdale suffering from gunshot wounds. Davis later died from the shooting.
No arrests have been reported by the Clarksdale Police Department in conjunction with this shooting.
Details released by the police are limited as the investigation continues and police are asking for the community to help them solve this crime.
Clarksdale Assistant Chief Norman Starks has asked 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.
This is the eighth murder in Coahoma County this year.
Five shootings were reported in Clarksdale in July.
Assistant police chief Norman Starks, said a black male was walking down an unknown block of Florida Street in late July when he was shot in the lower leg by an unknown individual.
Police reports said they had no suspects or witnesses, the case in under investigation and there have been no reports of arrests at this time.
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.
Clarksdale Police are investigating a weekend auto burglary in the 200 block of Crestline Drive. Police said a shop fan and drill were stolen from the vehicle.
Clarksdale police responded to four calls from the community of shots fired over the weekend.
Shots were reported in the:
• 500 block of Prince Street- nothing found
• 400 block of School Street- nothing found
• 800 block of Pecan Street- nothing found
• 100 block of West Second Street- nothing found
As violence escalates in Clarksdale, police are asking residents to call them immediately when they hear shots fired in their neighborhood, give a location of where the shot came from and police will respond to the scene and check for evidence.
Firing shots inside the city limits of Clarksdale is a misdemeanor but can be enhanced to a felony if the person shooting has a previous conviction for certain crime or the shots were premeditated with intent to cause hate, harm or fear.
Assistant Chief Starks has asked anyone with information about any of these incidents 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.