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Man In Custody Over Shootings Near Military Site

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Posted at 12:05 AM, Aug 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 17:07:37-04

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Bureau of Investigation officers have taken into custody a man they say is a "person of interest" in two shooting incidents near the Camp Shelby training facility in southern Mississippi.

MBI spokesman Warren Strain says authorities have taken the man into custody for questioning after the second shooting incident Wednesday.

Strain declined to identify the man or say where he had been taken for questioning.

Officials say that about 8 a.m. Wednesday, soldiers training at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center reported shots fired into the air. Lt. Col. Christian Patterson says it was in the same area where soldiers reported gunshots fired from a pickup truck a day earlier.

Patterson says the description of the shooter was the same in both instances: a white male in a red pickup truck.

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