HOUSTON, Miss. — Two men have been arrested after over a dozen shots were fired at a Mississippi park.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 20-year-old Deondre Johnson was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm while 21-year-old Vaccarick Vance was charged with several offenses, including felony discharging a weapon. The shooting occurred at Bob Verrell/Tommy Parker Park on Monday night.

Houston police Chief Billy Voyles says the park was full of people when shots rang out, but nobody was struck.

Authorities say the shooting appears to be part of a dispute between a group from Houlka and another from Houston. Voyles says it started with words and escalated with threats on social media.

Authorities say more arrests are expected. It’s unclear if the accused have lawyers.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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