Sheriff: Police looking for 1 suspect, maroon truck with black rims in shooting near Camp Shelby

UPDATE: Perry County authorities have addressed the media in a news conference saying, police are now looking for one white male in a maroon pickup truck with black rims in connection to the shooting.

The suspect fired shots at two soldiers at Camp Shelby who were standing at a post.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Mississippi Highway Patrol is assisting the sheriff’s office in their search.

The FBI has been contacted about the incident. If anyone has any information about the suspect, call the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

shelbyUPDATE: The Perry County Sheriff says police questioned the two suspects who were taken into custody after shots were fired at Camp Shelby.

The sheriff would not confirm whether or not the people in custody are responsible for the shooting. He did say police are now searching for the truck that matches the initial description (a red truck with “Broken Arrow” written across it) they sent out.

Police thought they had found the truck on 626 Old Augusta Rd., but it turned out to not have been the vehicle as the investigation continues.

UPDATE: The Perry County Sheriff says two people are in custody is connection to the shots fired incident at Camp Shelby.

It is unclear if they have been charged yet. The names of the suspects have not yet been released.

camp shelby picHATTIESBURG, Miss. – Authorities are searching for shooters after shots were fired at some Camp Shelby soldiers.

No was injured in the shooting, but authorities do have a description of the men and the truck they’re looking for.

Officials tell us they’re searching for two white males traveling in a two-door, red Ford Ranger. The words “Broken Arrow” are on the front of that vehicle.

The shooting happened just before noon Tuesday on Paret Tower Road near Camp Shelby.

Perry and Forrest county officials are investigating the case.

If you spot the vehicle they’re searching for, contact authorities.


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