Gulfport, MS – Three people have been killed and police remain in a standoff with the gunman, who has holed up inside a business in Gulfport.
Police said the incident began at about 9 a.m. on April 27 when three people were fatally shot at the Broadway Inn Express located on Walmart Lane near Highway 90 in Biloxi, WLOX reported.
Witnesses described a chaotic scene with terrified people screaming and trying to flee the area after gunfire erupted.
Police said that gunman fled the hotel and assaulted another victim near Rio Grande Street in Gulfport before police caught up with him on 28th Street, WLOX reported.
Gulfport police said that suspect had barricaded himself inside a business near 28th Street and Canal and engaged in a standoff with police.
Officers have surrounded the business and there is a standoff ongoing, WLOX reported.
Authorities have not yet released any information about the identities of the victims or the gunman.
— Bill Snyder (@BillSnyderWLOX) April 27, 2022
The Gulfport Police Department is currently involved in a stand off with a barricaded suspect in the area of Canal Rd and 28th Street. Please avoid the area and use an alternate route. Further details forthcoming.
— Gulfport Police Dept (@GulfportPolice) April 27, 2022
⚠️🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Standoff underway after three people shot dead at hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi#Gulfport l #MS
Police have surrounded the suspect, who is now barricaded inside a building north of downtown Gulfport. Streets have been blocked off.
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— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) April 27, 2022
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