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Southaven shooting leaves some reevaluating policies

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(WMC-TV) - A shooting in the Southaven tennis center leaves some reevaluating policies.

Southaven leaders will be putting park building rental policies under the microscope after a shooting just a few weeks ago.

Park visitor Kenneth Douglas loves taking his grandkids to this city park.

"(We visit) about two or three times a year," stated Douglas.

Just past the playground is the Greenbrook Park Pavilion. It's one of several city park facilities that can be rented out like the city's tennis center...where two people were shot during a party a few weeks ago.

"We're going to look for ways to kind of have a grip on what's actually going on at the facility," declared Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite.

Applicants are currently asked to provide the city with the event's purpose and number of guests. Musselwhite's goal? To make sure the information is accurate.

One potential problem is although the pavilion can be rented, the playground and walking trails are open to the public.

Douglas questions the logic.

"I mean you could have drug lords down there turning it in to a party, you know?" continues Douglas.

Tuesday, Southaven police charged an 18-year-old for the party shooting. Already behind bars is a 16-year-old.

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