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WPD investigating shooting that killed 1, injured 4

By Paul Keane

The Waynesboro Police Department continues to search for suspects in a shooting incident early Sunday morning that left one person dead and four injured.

The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a nightclub off Central Avenue. Killed in the incident was 23-year-old Shaurice Cunningham. Four other people were injured, with three suffering non-life threatening injuries and the other being taken to Wayne General Hospital before being transported to a Jackson hospital.

According to WPD Chief Oscar Lewis, an argument took place inside the club before the eventual victims began to leave the establishment. Lewis said the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the club.

"We've been told that the victims were trying to get away from the situation and the argument," Lewis said, adding that the argument escalated out in the parking lot.

"We have several leads and we are continuing the investigation," Lewis added. "Right now, we are gathering information and trying to verify the number of suspects involved in the incident."

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 601-735-5323 or the Waynesboro Police Department at 601-735-3192. People calling Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous if they wish.
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