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Tunica has first homicide in years

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TUNICA, MS -

(WMC - TV) - On Saturday, Tunica Police are investigating the killing of a soon-to-be-father outside of a nightclub.  "Today is his birthday, he got killed on his birthday," said Linda Vaughn about her nephew, Anthony Vaughn.  Tunica Police say he was shot and killed outside of the Nickson Disco Club where a fight broke out on Friday night.

Investigators say several shots were fired outside of the club.  A teenager was also hit and taken to the MED.  A third person was hurt, but Tunica police are trying to figure out if the victim was shot or pistol whipped.  There are two people in custody, but neither have been charged in Vaughn's death.

Pastor Marcus Van Every of Lifepoint Church Tunica says they have been trying to minister to those who frequent the juke joint.  He says they will pray again for change and for the families.  Vaughn's family says they love him and miss him.

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