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Greenwood driver killed by bullet

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GREENWOOD, MS (WLBT) – A motorist was killed and a passenger wounded in a shooting Saturday night in Greenwood.

Assistant Police Chief Huntley Nevels said shots were fired into a vehicle traveling along McLaurin Street.

Investigators said the driver, Marcus Willis, then turned onto Avenue G where more bullets entered the SUV.

According Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders, the 27 year old died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said the bullet was fired into the rear of the vehicle striking Willis in the back.

The Greenwood man was transported to a hospital by private vehicle where he died.

A male passenger was also shot in the left knee.

Assistant Chief Huntley said three to four people were inside the SUV at the time of the shooting.

Sunday officers had a person of interest in custody, but no arrest had been made.

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