Arrests made in connection to shooting on I-20

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On New Year’s Eve, Pearl Investigators responded to a local hospital in reference to two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds.

The incident happened on I-20 westbound near Highway 49.  

After interviewing the victims’ investigators believe the shooting stemmed from an incident which occurred on George Kersh Drive in Pearl. 

A female victim suffered from gunshot wounds to both legs and the male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the face.

Pearl Police arrest four people in connection to the shooting on i-20 on New Year’s Eve.

Lerner Charle Russell, Edward Romelo Mosley, Freddie Jmarkeith Ratliff and Ontario Demond Smiley are all charged with one count of drive-by shooting and two counts of attempted murder. 

Investigators say three shots were fired into the driver’s side of the car. 

Police believe it happened after a drug deal on George Kersh Drive in Pearl.

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