Verona “shooting gallery” sees action again

Timothy R. Randle

Verona had another shooting last week in a location that has earned a dubious reputation as something akin to a shooting gallery. The Chevron station and convenience store at the intersection of Raymond Avenue and 8th Street on Wednesday, March 4, was rocked by gunfire shortly before noon. The victim, who has not been identified, was shot and is in intensive care at North Mississippi Medical Center. Verona Police Chief Marsenio Nunn said, “He is stable.” Nunn said a suspect, 19-year-old Timothy Rashaud Randle of Nettleton, has been arrested for the crime. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Randle has been denied bond since he was already out on bond from a previous aggravated assault charge. He was arrested the following day and, as of Wednesday morning, remained in the Lee County Jail. According to Nunn, the shooting followed an argument outside the store. Further details about the incident were not available from Nunn. He did not return calls seeking additional information. The convenience store parking lot and nearby carwash have been the scene of several shootings in the past.

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