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Arrest made in homecoming parade shooting

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CLARKSDALE, MS -

(WMC-TV) - Two people are now recovering after an unexpected shooting at a Mid-South homecoming parade.

Police in Clarksdale, Mississippi confirmed a teenager will be charged as an adult for the shooting. His name has not yet been released.

The teen was scheduled for an initial appearance in court Monday. He faces an aggravated assault charge for Friday's shooting.

According to investigators, the teen shot two others after an argument while the Clarksdale High School homecoming parade rolled through downtown.

Officials are thanking an important tip, that came through midnight on Saturday, for the information.

"With the assistance of that caller, we were able to get this person off the streets before he was able to do anything maybe to another victim," stated the Assistant Chief of Clarksdale Police, Robbie Linley.

The victims are recovering and are expected to be fine.

Clarksdale residents believe it is unfortunate that a couple of teenagers ruin fun activities, like homecoming, for everyone.

It is unclear if the suspect or victims were students at the school. It is confirmed they are all teens.

The crowd against Saltillo High School was sparse, but the game went on with increased security.

"We're a part of the community and anytime something like this happens, it falls on the backs of all of us and what we try to do is, wherever they might be, we try to protect them," stated the Superintendent of Clarksdale Municipal Schools, Dennis Dupree.

A judge is expected to set bond for the suspect.

Action News 5 will keep you informed on this developing story.

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