HCSO, Jackson City Council comment on M Bar shooting


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – What started as an argument outside a Jackson nightspot, ended in a deadly shooting. The incident happened at M-Bar.

Christopher Moncure, 32, was killed in the shooting. Investigators said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“We believe that he was an innocent bystander at the time that the shooting occurred,” Captain Tyree Jones said. “He was not involved in any type of altercation.”

The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office is handling the case. Right now, deputies are searching for the suspects.

“We’re conducting a murder investigation,” Jones said. “We’re asking the public with any information regarding this incident to contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office.”

The Sunday morning shooting wasn’t the first trouble for this club. Last July, one person was killed and three others hurt in a shooting.

Jackson City Councilman Ashby Foote said he’s seen enough.

“The clientele is obviously of lawless nature, at least some of them are,” Foote said. “Can’t have shootouts right next to residential neighborhoods. That’s unacceptable, so we’ve got to do something about that. Getting them to move to a location outside city limits of Jackson is something we can get done.”

Foote said he’ll talk to the administration and include the planning director to see about getting the business moved.

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