More shots reported at Camp Shelby in Mississippi

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 05, 2015 10:54 AM

(Reuters) - Shots were reported on Wednesday outside Camp Shelby, a military post in Mississippi, for the second straight day, according military officials.

No servicemen were reported injured.

Soldiers training at Camp Shelby reported that shots were fired into the air around 8 a.m. local time in the same area where gunfire was reported on Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Christian Patterson, a spokesman at the Mississippi Military Department, said in a statement.

The training center was operating at a heightened state of alert but had been secured, he said.

The shooter on both days was described as a white male in a red pickup truck who appeared to have fired from a road outside the base. Authorities were searching for the suspect on Tuesday.

Camp Shelby is a training center that spans more than 134,000 acres (542 square kilometers) near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, located 110 miles north of New Orleans.

(Writing by Letitia Stein; Editing by Paul Thomasch and Susan Heavey)