Mississippi TV crew catches gunfire on video during interview

Published On: Mar 20 2013 08:29:36 AM HST   Updated On: Mar 20 2013 08:34:58 AM HST

Gunshots were caught on video Tuesday as shot rang out during a 16 WAPT News interview with the husband of a woman whose skeletal remains were found recently in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong said dental records confirmed the identity of Shanell Stowers, who was last seen dropping her son off at a family member's house on Oct. 4.

A crew excavating a wooded area last Friday off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard found the remains in a shallow grave. The chief said it is unclear how long the body had been in the grave or how she was killed.

16 WAPT News reporter Erin Kelly and a photographer were unharmed when shots were fired during an interview with the husband just off Alcorn Drive.

"I just feel bad all the way ...” the husband can be heard saying on video.

"Hey, why you ain't come to my mama's house," a voice interrupts. "That's my sister. What you think you got to say? You ain’t got nothing to say about my sister, because you're the one who killed her."

"You all know who killed my sister (and then pop, pop, pop, pop of gunfire is heard) ... Oh, hell no."

Kelly said they did not see what happened when the shots rang out, and they do not know who pulled the trigger.

Armstrong said two bullets hit the home of Stowers' mother-in-law. There were seven people inside the house, but no one was injured, he said.


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