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Rapper Big Boogie & caravan of 20+ friends arrested following Mississippi shooting

Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 at 10:44 PM CDT
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SENATOBIA, Miss. (WMC) - A frightening scene in North Mississippi led to two dozen people taken into custody.

Witnesses couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

“It was something out of a movie,” said Edith Aaron.

Aaron was near the Batesville exit near Highway 6 when she saw blue lights and law enforcement fly by.

“Lights were everywhere. It was like the 4th of July. It may have been 50 cars already there,” she said.

She pulled out her phone and went live on Facebook capturing the scene.

“They was like hold your camera still like you shaking and I was like if you were here, you’d be shaking too cause I don’t know where the bullets going to go.”

Aaron’s video shows multiple people on the ground.

Jason Boone was also at the scene.

“They were slamming ladies on the ground and I feel like that was unfair,” Boone said.

Law enforcement said two dozen people were taken into custody. Jason Boone says one of the people detained was Memphis rapper Big Boogie.

Boone says Big Boogie was in a caravan headed to Biloxi for a concert that was supposed to start at 9:30 Thursday night at club Zodiac.

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Investigators say it all started just before 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon after someone was shot on the interstate.

Police were called and met the victim at a nearby convenience store. They told police there were multiple cars involved that headed southbound on the interstate.

The caravan exited at Batesville on Highway 6 where law enforcement was waiting.

Investigators say they confiscated a firearm, narcotics and cash.

Investigators say this is an ongoing case and it’s possible some of the suspects may not be charged.

Last year, several people were shot at a Big Boogie concert in Panola County, MS. Two people died.

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