Weekend Monticello gunfight ends without injury

Published 2:00 pm Monday, April 25, 2022

A weekend gunfight in Monticello remarkably ended with no reported injuries.

At approximately 2:10 a.m. Sunday, a group of five people was outside the 24-hour Duncan Chevron near the intersection of Highways 27 and 184, according to Monticello Police Department Detective Sterling Allen. A white vehicle, possibly a Lexus, arrived with another small group of people.

“One male got out of the vehicle and engaged with another male and a gunfight ensued,” Allen said.

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Security camera footage shows at least two people in the second group fired shots toward the first group, and at least four of those returned fire. More than 50 rounds were fired across the parking lot, causing damage to three parked vehicles, the business’ building and gas pumps, according to the detective.

“At this time there have been no reports of injuries,” Allen said Monday.

The group that returned fire has been cooperative with investigators to some extent, Allen said, but would not give names of individuals in the second group.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call MPD at 601-587-7732.