Sheriff: Gunfire continues in rural Mississippi feud

May 15, 2019 GMT

MONTICELLO, Miss. (AP) — More feud-driven gunplay is punctuating the quiet of a remote southwest Mississippi community.

Lawrence County Sheriff Lessie Butler tells The Daily Leader of Brookhaven that shots were fired at two houses Saturday in the Oma community. That’s a crossroad with a few dozen houses about 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of the county seat of Monticello.

Butler says deputies found five bullet holes in one man’s house, and 20 bullet holes in his son’s mobile home.

There were two shootings into a house and one into a vehicle earlier this month, following three shootings and a fire in December in Oma, although investigators couldn’t prove arson.


Butler suspects a feud among relatives.

The sheriff says he continues to fear someone will get hurt if people won’t say who’s involved.


Information from: The Daily Leader, http://www.dailyleader.com