Three shot at Vicksburg restaurant on Tuesday, suspect identified

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg police are investigating after three people were shot at a restaurant Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 11:00 p.m. at LD’s Kitchen on Mulberry Street.

When the officers arrived, they found a male victim lying on the ground suffering from two gunshot wounds to the abdomen. A second victim was located with a gunshot wound to his leg. Both subjects were taken to Merit Health River Region for treatment.

Police said a third victim arrived via private vehicle at Merit Health River Region. The initial victim was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Neither of the other victims’ injuries were life-threatening.

Investigators said James Earl Winters, 29, is wanted in connection with this incident. If anyone has information about the shooting, call Vicksburg Police at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

James Earl Winters (Courtesy: Vicksburg police)

According to authorities, the restaurant has been ordered to close until the owner can meet with Police Chief Milton Moore and Mayor George Flaggs Jr.

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