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Mother demands justice for her son after more than 80 bullets fly in apartment complex

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CORINTH, MS (WMC) -

Two people died after more than 80 gunshots flew at the Nashway Apartments in Corinth, Mississippi on Saturday night.

Cars at the apartment complex are riddled with bullets where 25-year-old Ahmarius Swinney and 22-year-old Deonte Herman died in the gunfight.

Although neighbors and officials say Corinth is usually a quiet, peaceful city, the Corinth Police Chief Dance says his team is investigating possible gang ties to this situation.

"It was kind of scary," Dance recalled. "You're going into a situation where there is people everywhere. You don't know who's armed."

Dance says Herman was found with a gun on him, but it is unclear whether the gun was fired. His team believes Swinney may have been an innocent bystander.

Meanwhile, Swinney's mother Iris King says she won't stop until she has found justice for her son.

"He left his house, went across the street to my mother's, and tried to walk back to his friend's, but ended up in the middle of bullets," King recalled.

"He just kept saying, 'I love you so much mama,'" King added. "If I knew he was leaving for the last time, he wouldn't have left this house."

Dance says police are still investigating the incident, and no arrests have been made.

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