McKee Park shooting

Investigators process the scene of a shooting at McKee Park on Monday.

Update (June 11, 11:50 a.m.)

The Starkville Police Department is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest following a shooting in Starkville's McKee Park on Monday.

SPD says the investigation continues into the incident, which resulted in one male victim having to be transported to OCH Regional Medical Center for a gunshot wound not believed to be life-threatening.

It is believed the shooting was isolated and resulted from an argument.

The suspect vehicle is believed to be a blue Nissan Altima occupied by two black males.

Despite the news of a shooting in the park, many were out enjoying the parks amenities on Tuesday morning, with some saying they had not heard about the shooting, while others said they wouldn't let an isolated incident stop them from using the park.

This is a developing story. Follow the Starkville Daily News for updates.

ORIGINAL STORY

Eyewitnesses say a male victim was shot at approximately 6 p.m. Monday evening in Starkville's McKee Park while playing basketball.

The Starkville Police Department was first on the scene and later confirmed the shooting on social media. No arrests had been made by the time of this article's publication.

Investigators said the suspect vehicle is believed to be a blue Nissan Altima occupied by two black males.

An on-site eyewitness that did not want to be named said the shooting occurred after an argument escalated between the victim and the shooter while they were playing a basketball game.

One witness said the shooter left the basketball court to go to his car then proceeded to shoot multiple rounds, hitting the victim.

The Starkville Police Department also confirmed the victim was transported to OCH Regional Medical Center to receive medical treatment.

OCH Director of Emergency Services Michael Hunt confirmed the victim's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. 

Investigators said the shooter was gone by the time SPD arrived on scene.

McKee Park was in full swing at the time of the shooting with fields playing host to T-ball games and practicing baseball players.

If you have any additional information, contact SPD at (662) 323-4134 or CrimeStoppers at 1-(800)-222-8477

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