Man shot in hand during fight at Meridian mall

Man shot in hand during fight at Meridian mall
Bonita Lakes Mall

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - One person was hot at a mall in Meridian on Black Friday, but all has returned to normal.

The incident happened at Bonita Lakes Mall Friday afternoon at around 3:30, according to WTOK. Sgt. Dareall Thompson says the shooting happened in the parking lot. A man was shot in the hand and will be okay.

The victim told police he was with some friends outside of the mall and two people in the group got into a fight. That’s when the victim was shot in the hand.

Renee Williams, the general manager of the Bonita Lakes Mall told WTOK some of the stores in the immediate vicinity of the shooting were placed under lockdown, which is standard procedure. The other stores remained open.

The mall says it will have additional security for the remainder of the weekend.

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