Bassfield man murdered

BASSFIELD, MS (WDAM) - Shots rang out shortly after 3 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of a Bassfield apartment complex.

Preston Brown, 19, was found dead at the scene, authorities said - the victim of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Eyewitnesses at the apartment complex said they knew who may have fired the fatal shots.

"There were children out, people were running and hiding behind cars," said Antionette Sims, a Bassfield resident and witness to the event. "The Walker family came out here and shot Preston in the chest."

Sims added she believed the motivation for the shooting was revenge for an altercation with the shooter's brother.

Police said the shooting is still under investigation.