Biloxi Police investigating shooting at Cruisin’ The Coast

Biloxi Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting at a Cruisin’ The Coast event on Beach Boulevard.

Capt. Brian Dykes said Biloxi Dispatch received 911 calls about 9:48 p.m. about shots being fired in the 1600 block of Beach Boulevard.

Officers found a male victim suffering from a gunshot would. The victim was taken to a local hospital in serious but stable condition.

A preliminary investigation determined that the victim was an innocent bystander and not involved in the shooting.

Several hours later, a second male entered a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot would. It is not known at this time if the second victim was involved in the incident.

Further police investigation into the shooting revealed the following:  Occupants of two moving vehicles discharged firearms at each other during an encounter in the 1600 block of Beach Boulevard.

The vehicles involved were identified as a silver Nissan sedan and black Dodge Charger. Both vehicles were last seen traveling westbound on Beach Boulevard.

Biloxi Police are asking the public’s help with identifying the occupants of those vehicles.

The investigation is ongoing.

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