Crime

Moss Point looking for man who fired shots near Social Security office

Moss Point Police Chief Art McClung said shots were fired Wednesday in the parking lot of the U.S. Social Security Administration office at 6000 Mississippi 63.

McClung said a man was conducting business in the office when he became angered and left the building, saying something to the security guard as he exited the building.

“He went outside and went to his car and got a gun and discharged it three or four times in the air and then got in his vehicle and left,” McClung said. “The shots were fired into the air and no one was injured, nor was any property destroyed.”

McClung said police have a good idea who fired the shots and are pursuing him.

“As of right now, all we can charge him with is discharging a firearm, which is a misdemeanor,” McClung said. “Even though it was near federal property, it looks like the U.S. attorney does not want to prosecute it.”

Sun Herald will have more as the story develops.

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