A shooting occurred in the parking lot of a Walmart in Meridian, Mississippi, between gang members, over a drug deal. One man was wounded and taken to the hospital.
A relative of the victim spoke out, and brought information to the local police, but the police have refused to use the information to investigate, according to him.
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The day of the shooting, he called the detective with information. He said the detective called him back the first time, but when he tried to continue to contact police as he acquired more detailed and accurate information, but the process became frustrating.
"I tried to call the police department and talk to a detective. It's an automated system, and if you don't hit the right button, it'll hang up on you," he said. "I got upset and went to the police department."
After a long wait, he said he was only able to speak to someone after saying a few choice words and getting up to leave. The next time he had more information on the shooter, his calls were never returned. He said to his knowledge, nothing has been done with the information he provided.
"The only thing I didn't do was bring the gentleman down to the police department in my vehicle," said the relative.
His relative says the victim was involved in gang-related activity, and the shooting occurred over a drug deal in the Highway 19 Walmart parking lot. He's concerned the police department is not giving the case much priority since it's a gang related crime, but he's worried if they don't future retaliation could hurt some other innocent bystander.Walmart. Save money. Die faster.