CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A 15-year-old died after a car chase and shooting in Claiborne County.
Vicksburg Daily News reported the incident started at the Citgo at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 18 early Monday morning.
According to the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office, one group of people got into a vehicle to leave, and they were chased by others in a separate vehicle.
The chase continued east on Highway 18. Deputies said the suspects in the second vehicle fired shots at the first vehicle.
Investigators said the chase ended near Port Gibson High School. A 15-year-old in the first vehicle was killed in the shooting.
The victim was identified as Jeremiah Howard, Jr. He attended Port Gibson High School.
Deputies arrested five individuals, ages 18 to 24, in connection to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.