Picayune Police seeking information about alleged shooting
Published 7:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017
Picayune Police Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects alleged to have been involved in exchanging gun fire.
Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said the incident was reported to police Tuesday at about 5:17 p.m., alleging shots had been fired in the area of North Abrams Avenue and Baylous Street.
Responding officers spoke with a witness, who said a black male was seen walking down North Abrams Avenue close to Baylous Street when a white car approached. At that time another black male exited from the passenger side of the vehicle, fired shots at the pedestrian. According to the witness statement, the pedestrian then drew his weapon and fired back at the passenger of the white vehicle, Magri said.
Then, the pedestrian and vehicle fled the scene in different directions. Officers recovered several shell casings from the scene in the roadway, Magri said.
Based on information that one of the suspects could have been hit in the exchange of gunfire, investigators checked all area hospitals to see if anyone had been admitted for treatment of wounds consistent with the incident.
While officers are currently working on all leads to identify the suspects involved, the identity of the two males is unknown at press time, Magri said.
Anyone with information about either suspect is asked to call the Picayune Police Department, which can be done anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers 601-799-2583 (CLUE).