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City allows Waffle House to reopen after shooting



Vicksburg has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Waffle House after being shut down subsequent to a shooting.

The city’s board of mayor and aldermen approved the MOU Monday during its regular meeting.

The Waffle House, located at 70 Warrenton Road, was temporarily closed after shots were fired on its property Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. The shots were fired outside in the parking lot after a security guard removed a group of individuals twice for disorderly conduct. The security guard returned fire.

No one was injured in the incident; however, a vehicle was damaged.

The MOU, dated Dec. 28, 2020, allows the restaurant to reopen and specifies the store must take the following actions:

  1. Waffle House will use and enforce its safety and security practices and procedures as they relate to the prevention of any disturbance, argument, or other conflict between guests and/ or employees located on or about its premises, including the parking lot.
  2. Waffle House will provide training on its safety and security practices to its staff at this location and will take consistent and regular actions to support a safe environment for the employees and guests of this location.
  3. Waffle House agrees that it will update its video surveillance within 30 days and add cameras that will show each car that drives into its parking area and will record the parking areas on the east and south sides of the building.
  4. The Vicksburg Police Department will have access to all video surveillance upon request to the Waffle House Security Department. In the event of an emergency or during an active investigation, video may be obtained directly from Waffle House.
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