Biloxi officer among injured during shooting at Black Spring Break

A Biloxi officer was one of several people wounded in shootings that happened Sunday night  near Highway 90.

Biloxi Police said about 5:33 p.m., officers responded to a call of multiple shots fired in the 2100 block of Highway 90. That is near a Motel 6.

As officers responded, shots were fired near Surf Style in Biloxi and more officers responded. During a search of the first area, a Biloxi officer was struck by gunfire.

The officer received medical attention and was taken to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport for treatment.

We’re still trying to sort that out, as to what actually happened,” said Biloxi Police Chief John Miller. “Officers were here on scene on foot so that’s something that we’re going to be investigating over the next few days and hopefully we can come to a resolution and hopefully put someone in jail for this horrible crime.”

Other officers learned there were multiple gunshot victims, who were treated on scene and taken to local hospitals for treatment. Those victims are stable, but some were seriously injured, Miller said.

Highway 90 was closed from Beauvoir Road to Edgewater Mall while officers processed the scene. The road re-opened about 9:30 p.m.

Biloxi Councilman Kenny Glavan issued a statement on his personal Facebook page, calling for a discussion about Black Spring Break.

“In the days that follow a thorough look at sanctioning Spring Break needs to be in the forefront,” Glavan said in his statement. “We are a tourist destination and welcome visitors without prejudice unless it begins to encroach on the well-being of our citizens.
“I look forward to joining in a well thought out discussion on the logical next steps to ensure everyone enjoys a safe, clean and enjoyable experience our city is known for.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to Biloxi Police at 228-435-6112.

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