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Camp Shelby MP shot, saved by vest

An MP at the Camp Shelby military base was shot by someone at the base's north gate but was saved by the protective vest he was wearing.

Camp Shelby officials said the shooting happened Friday night.

Officials at the camp south of Hattiesburg said the officer was making a routine security check at the base's North Gate around midnight when he was shot. The officer's name was not released. He was taken to Forrest General Hospital as a precaution, and was released.

A search was on for the suspect. The incident is under investigation by the Forrest County Sheriff's Office and the Army Criminal Investigations Division.

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