17-year-old is Indianola's sixth murder victim of 2019

By BY RECARDO THOMAS STAFF WRITER,

Just days after Indianola’s fifth homicide victim of 2019 was laid to rest - and his accused assailant charged and jailed - police are on the search for suspects in yet another senseless act of violence.

Indianola Police Chief Edrick Hall said 17-year-old Aquavious Hines was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at the South Sunflower County Hospital emergency room as a result of injuries from gunshot wounds he received earlier that morning, and law enforcement personnel are now looking for two persons of interest in the young man’s death.

Hall said they are in the very early stages of the investigation into this, the city’s latest homicide.

No motive has been established, no warrants have been issued and they are not releasing the names of any suspects at this time; however, they are encouraging the persons to come forth and talk to the officers about the crime.

Hall said a call came in to him shortly after 1 a.m., Tuesday morning about a gunshot victim that had been brought to the hospital by private vehicle.

He said a preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting took place in the vicinity of Roosevelt Street and Pershing Avenue, and a friend of the deceased put him in a car and brought him to the emergency room.

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