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Toddler hit in drive by shooting

Toddler hit in drive by shooting in Pontotoc

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said the incident happened at around 7:00 pm at a home on Wise Bend Road, which is outside of Ecru in Pontotoc County.

He said the toddler was playing in a yard with other children.

The child was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

The Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department would like the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) in a drive by shooting that occurred approximately between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 on Wise Bend road in Pontotoc county.

A two year old child was injured in the incident and id recovering in the hospital. The suspect(s) may be driving a black SUV. We are asking anyone with information in the case to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department at 662-509-3600 and ask to speak to an investigator.

No motive for the shooting has been established at this time. A similar incident was reported on Sunday, September 11, 2022 on hwy 41 in the Troy area but no one was injured.

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