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Moss Point shooting in downtown attracts a crowd

Witnesses say shots were fired at the MP Express gas station on the corner of Martin Luther King and Main Street in Moss Point. Seven police cars, a fire truck and ambulance responded.
Witnesses say shots were fired at the MP Express gas station on the corner of Martin Luther King and Main Street in Moss Point. Seven police cars, a fire truck and ambulance responded.

A shooting at a business on Main Street at about 1 p.m. attracted a crowd and seven police cars, but the scene cleared quickly, witnesses said.

An employee of a nearby business heard at least three shots at about 1 p.m. Monday and saw seven police cars, an ambulance and a fire truck respond.

Moss Point police have not issued any information on the shooting in response to requests from the Sun Herald. Police Chief Art McClung could not be reached for comment.

Within minutes, a crowd had gathered at the MP Express gas station, on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Main Street.

“We are next door, we just heard the gunshot, we don’t know who it was,” the employee told the Sun Herald.

Other workers said they heard more than three shots.

“When I got to the door there was a lot of cops over there, ambulance and fire truck,” the employee said. “There were so many people gathered we couldn’t see.”

Someone was carried away on a stretcher, several witnesses reported.

Within 45 minutes, the employee said the area at the MP Express was cleared out and everyone was gone.

“There were seven police cars, all gone,” the witness said. “And it’s back to business as normal or there like nothing ever happened.”

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