2 Shooters Fire on Troops at Camp Shelby (UPDATED)


According to the Clarion-Ledger, two suspects reportedly fired shots at troops stationed at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Tuesday.

While Mississippi National Guard Director of Public Affairs Lt. Colonel Christian Patterson hasn’t confirmed whether or not the troops were targeted specifically, Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale told the paper that shots were fired on the facility at 12:10 p.m.:

No injuries were reported. Smith said his agency has “a few good leads” in the shooting. Authorities are searching for two white male suspects in a two-door red Ford Ranger with “Broken Arrow” written across the top.

Meanwhile, WDAM reports that, according to Patterson, the shots were fired from the truck as it drove past the facility. As more news develops, we’ll update this post accordingly.

UPDATE–3:28 p.m. EST: As Talking Points Memo reports, Camp Shelby is one of the many locations identified by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command as part of the controversial Jade Helm 15 training exercise.

UPDATE–4:34 p.m. EST: According to WDAM, a truck matching the description of the vehicle driven by the two alleged shooters has been found. Local TV reporter Ryan Moore has been tweeting photos from the scene: 

Meanwhile, two men have been taken into questioning by Perry County Sheriff’s Department:

[h/t The Clarion-Ledger, WDAM]
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