Daylight had barely broken on the first day of 2017 when Pass Christian police say one person was shot in the chest.
Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks said the shooting happened around 6 a.m. Sunday at a house in Lynn Circle.
“One person was injured in the shooting and the person was taken to an area hospital,” Hendricks said.
The victim is believed to have required surgery to treat the gunshot wound, Hendricks said.
By Sunday afternoon, the victim was listed as stable, Pass Christian police Sgt. Mike Burkett said.
No arrests have yet been made, but police released a description of the suspect. The man is slender and is believed to be approximately 5-feet 6- to 5-feet 10-inches tall with shoulder-length dreadlocks. The suspect was wearing all black clothing and is in possession of a small caliber handgun, Burkett said.
Anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the suspect should call the Pass Christian Police Department.
The Sun Herald will update this story as information becomes available.