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Biloxi Police Officer, 4 Others Shot At Spring Break Event At Surf Shop

Biloxi, MS – Five people, including a Biloxi police officer, were wounded in a shooting at a surf shop in Southern Mississippi on Sunday.

The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on April 16 at the Surf Style Surf Shop located on Highway 90-Beach Boulevard in Biloxi, WGNO reported.

Biloxi police said there was a large crowd of spring breakers at the shop for an event when gunfire erupted.

Officials said that as officers started responding to the scene, more shots were fired from another location, WGNO reported.

A Biloxi police officer was shot while searching the area for the gunman, according to his department.

Police officers also found four more civilian gunshot victims as they searched the area after the chaos, WGNO reported.

All five of the wounded were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Authorities said all of victims, including the Biloxi officer, remained in the hospital in stable condition, WGNO reported.

Biloxi police are investigating the shooting but have not announced any information regarding a suspect, nor have they made any arrests in connection with the shooting spree.

Authorities have asked that anyone with information about the incident contact Criminal Investigation Division at 228-435-6112 or dispatch at 228-392-0641. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898, according to WGNO.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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