7-year-old killed in Clarksdale shootings

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Cartravious Brown

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Two people including a 7-year-old boy were killed in separate shootings Monday across Clarksdale, Mississippi, police said.

Police responded at 5 p.m. to a shooting in the 900 block of Grant Street. They said two victims later showed up at a Clarksdale hospital.

One of those victims, age 7, died from his injuries, police said. A 28-year-old man also was injured.

A family member of the boy identified him as Cartravious Brown, Jr. She said he was a second-grader at Clarksdale Collegiate Academy. Police did not officially identify him. 

Investigators said several unknown male suspects are believed to be responsible for the shooting, but no arrests had been made Tuesday afternoon.

Police also responded to a shooting at 2 p.m. near Roosevelt and Grant streets. Two people from that scene showed up at a Clarksdale hospital with gunshot wounds.

Walter Morris, 23, was killed. A 19-year-old woman who police did not identify was injured.

Taakaius Conrad Jr, a 21-year-old black male, has been charged with one count of Murder and one count of Drive-by Shooting.

Clarksdale Police asked anyone with information on the crimes to call 662-621-8152 and ask to speak to someone in the investigative division or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-827-4637.

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