Crime

'Belligerent' man shoots up Gulfport business, flees

GULFPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT 
 Police say a man in this vehicle fired shots that shattered the windows of a Kangaroo store on U.S. 49 in Lyman early Friday.
GULFPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT Police say a man in this vehicle fired shots that shattered the windows of a Kangaroo store on U.S. 49 in Lyman early Friday.

Police are seeking help to identify a man who became belligerent and opened fire on the Kangaroo gas station on U.S. 49 near the Lyman Community Center early Friday morning, officials said.

Spokesman Sgt. Damon McDaniel said police are searching for a man who parked at a gas pump just after 4 a.m. and "became belligerent," firing shots toward the front of the business.

The shots hit and shattered the windows in the store, but no one inside was injured, McDaniel said.

The shooter then fled southbound in his vehicle.

McDaniel said the shooter is described as white, in his 50s with white hair, wearing a turquoise shirt and blue jeans. The vehicle is a dark-colored GMC SUV.

Anyone with information is urged to call Gulfport police at 868-5959 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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