STARKVILLE — A shooting on Santa Anita Drive on Wednesday claimed the life of a 9-year-old, according to Starkville police.
Alsang Kemp died at OCH Regional Medical Center, Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed. A police press release said officers responded to OCH at about 8:31 p.m.. The victim was shot inside a vehicle on Santa Anita Avenue.
Officers earlier Wednesday night had received a shots-fired call to Brookville Garden Apartments on Everglade Avenue. Kemp was in the vehicle with someone associated with the Brookville Garden incident, police said.
Police have no suspects in the active investigation, but the press release said the department will increase police presence in north Starkville — near the apartment complex and Santa Anita Avenue.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 662-323-4131 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151.