Youth shot in Mississippi city now in critical condition

Published 12:24 am Sunday, October 8, 2023

A Mississippi police department reported Friday a shooting resulted in several arrests and a youth in critical condition.

According to the Gulfport Police Department, officers were on patrol near Ohio Avenue and Indiana Avenue just before 4 p.m. when they heard gunshots. Officers traveled in the direction of the gunshots and found a shot juvenile.

“Another officer observed a vehicle, occupied by three individuals, fleeing the area at a high rate of speed,” a press release reads. “The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop when the vehicle crashed into a ditch and three suspects exited the vehicle. The officer engaged one armed suspect who then dropped his rifle and fled on foot with a second suspect. One of the suspects was taken into custody on scene. The two suspects that fled were later located and arrested without incident.”

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Officers said the victim is listed in critical condition.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.