Night club violence - - Jackson, MS

Jackson, MS November 15, 2010

Night club violence

By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Club violence is not uncommon in Jackson.

In fact, there was a shooting in the capital city in the wee hours of Sunday morning. 

The shooting stemmed from an incident at Club Zodiac.

The suspects fled the scene in an old model white Pontiac Grand Prix.

One person was arrested.

One escaped capture.

In this area, Hinds County deputies can be called in to provide extra security at clubs.

WLBT asked Sheriff Malcolm McMillin if this deters violence.

"Obviously if they call you for assistance at the nightclub then that means they need assistance, so that would be a dangerous situation to and maybe by being there to start with you won't have that call for assistance," Sheriff Malcolm McMillin said.

Sheriff McMillin says lawmen have the power to initiate the process of shutting down a trouble spot if needed.

The Hattiesburg American newspaper reports that police were called to Remington's Hunt Club where the USM football players were shot 129 times from January through September.

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