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Statement from MPD on Shootings from Sunday Afternoon

Meridian Shooting March 6, 2022

On March 6th the Meridian Police Department responded to the 2100 block of 43rd Avenue in reference to someone that was shot and laying in their backyard. When the officer's arrived they located a male suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. The victim Quadarius Short (21years old) was transported to a local hospital at which time he was pronounced deceased.

The Meridian Police Department also responded to a local hospital for a male in the emergency room with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a hospital in Jackson and is currently in stable condition.

The initial calls came in within ten minutes of each other. From the preliminary investigation it appears both shootings took place in the area of the 2100 block of 43rd Avenue. It is undetermined at this time if the shootings are connected. Both incidents are still under investigation.

If you have any information on either shooting contact the Meridian Police Department 601-485-1893 or Crimestoppers 855-485-8477.

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