A teenage girl was injured after being shot with a handgun, the second injury reported in the city last week following a series of gun violence.
According to Grenada Police Chief George Douglas, a 14-year-old girl was seriously injured after being shot by another teenager in the Union Street area last Saturday.
Douglas said the 14-year-old victim was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center – Grenada and later airlifted to an area trauma center where she is recovering.
“What we know about this is the victim and the person that discharged the firearm are both teenagers,” Douglas said.
Last week, a woman was shot in the Gerard Street area after gunfire rang out near the Poplar Street area. That woman too was transported from UMMC – Grenada to the Northeast Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
The police identified the victim in that shooting as Lakedra Cain, 20, of Grenada who was shot in the abdomen area and is now recovering.
Last week was a busy one for the GPD as they responded to a series of shots fired calls throughout the city. Douglas said he wants those that are handling the guns to know they are not only living recklessly, but are also playing with their freedom and their lives.
“For the citizens, we want them to know that we value the safety of our communities and the police department is working diligently to provide coverage,” Douglas said. “For those that are handling these firearms, these guns could result in serious injury. Specifically, those who are young, these guns are not to be used for recreational purpose and in residential areas. I’m urging guardians and parents to put these guns away so that they can not be reached.”
Douglas said the recent shootings are currently under investigation.