1 dead, 2 hurt after drive-by shooting sparked by fight

Published 8:52 am Monday, July 18, 2022

MCCOMB (AP) — Police say a southwest Mississippi man shot and killed a woman and injured two others after a fight at a nightclub.

McComb police said Darnell Jacques Bright is wanted on three counts of aggravated assault as well as firing a gun inside the city limits. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

Police Chief Garland Ward told local news outlets that Shamarkese Smith, 29, was driving on one of the city’s main streets around 4:30 a.m. Saturday when another vehicle drove alongside. Ward said Bright opened fire on Smith’s white BMW. She died before she could be taken to a hospital.

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A man and a 13-year-old girl were also critically injured in the shooting, Ward said. The girl was hospitalized in McComb, while the man was flown by helicopter to a Jackson hospital.

The shooting followed a dispute at the Ice House Club in McComb, Ward said.