Girl shot at high school graduation party


A senseless drive-by shooting at a post high school graduation party Saturday night resulted in four people being hit by gunfire with one sent to a Memphis hospital in serious condition.

According to media reports 18-year-old Lamonshae Williams was shot in the stomach at a high school graduation party in Jonestown. Williams had received her diploma from Coahoma Early College High School earlier that day.

Others reporting injuries as a result of the drive-by were treated and released.

A press release provided by the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department said dispatchers received a call at 12:23 a.m. May 19 of shots fired in downtown Jonestown. Upon arrival officers secured the scene, recognized there were multiple injuries as a result of the shooting and those injured were transported to medical facilities.

Coahoma County Sheriff Charles Jones said the incident is an ongoing investigation and he couldn’t release specific details as of Monday afternoon.

“The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office investigators have been working around the clock gathering evidence and speaking with individuals that were there as well as others that may have information regarding the incident,” the press release said.

The press release went on to say the department has identified “persons of interest.”

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to anonymously contact the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department or call 911.

Jonestown currently has a part-time police officer. It is not known if private security had been hired or who was responsible for hosting the party.

As of Wednesday morning no arrest had been announced in this case.


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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.


Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.