Police investigate shots fired after high school football game

Police investigate shots fired after high school football game

PRENTISS, MS (WDAM) - On Friday night, multiple gun shots were fired in a parking lot after a Prentiss vs. Collins high school football game in Prentiss.

According to the Prentiss Police Department, there was an altercation in the parking lot of the high school around 9:45 p.m. just after the game concluded. During this time, people were walking to their vehicles and multiple shots were fired.

Officials said four cars were struck by gunfire and two of those vehicles were occupied. Prentiss Police Chief Joseph Bullock said no injuries were reported.

"Regarding the incident at the Prentiss/Collins game, I want to make clear that none of our students were hurt, and all necessary actions were taken following the shooting," said Will Russell, Jeff Davis County superintendent. "We had sufficient security and city police at the game. In the future, we look to increase patrol in the front area where crowds tend to gather, and add more lighting at the front of the stadium. I have discussed this with our chief safety officer as well as city police, and we will increase security throughout the football season."

The Prentiss Police Department, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the incident. Arrest will be forthcoming.