CLARKSDALE, Miss. - A father is dead, three others injured during a shooting at a party in Mississippi.
Investigators told FOX13 the shooting happened at Bee Cee's, which is an event hall/restaurant located on DeSoto Ave Exd. in Clarksdale.
Clarksdale Police told FOX13 they just did a walkthrough at the party before the shots were fired.
The recent uptick in homicides in Clarksdale have police increasing their presence.
Officers arrived on the scene at 1:20 Saturday morning. Police say four people were shot, one person was killed.
The other three injured did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Clarksdale police identified the man killed as Demarcus Partee, 27.
“He wasn’t even supposed to be at the party - he just happened to come,” said Shari Partee, the victim’s cousin. “He always had my back and they took away my brother they took him away.”
One person has been detained in relation to the shooting.
Partee was also a father.
“He loved his kids. He was a good dad. He would do anything for them kids.”
No suspects are in custody at this time.
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