At least six other individuals were shot late on Friday night at a Cinco de Mayo party held at a restaurant in Mississippi, according to police. One person is dead.
According to a press release from Ocean Springs Police Capt. Ryan LeMaire, seven persons were shot at The Scratch Kitchen on Government Street. The survivors were taken to local hospitals for treatment, according to LeMaire. Their injuries’ full extent was not immediately disclosed.
He named the victim as Pascagoula resident Chase Harmon, 19 years old.
Here is the tweet confirms the news:
One person is dead and at least six other people were shot during a Cinco de Mayo party at a Mississippi restaurant late Friday night, police said. https://t.co/KHld789LTK
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 6, 2023
Shooter at Mississippi Restaurant, Not a Customer, Owner Says
As of Saturday morning, no one has been taken into custody, but Lemaire said the inquiry is still underway.
He continued, “We kindly request that anyone with information contact the Ocean Springs Police Department.”
According to the proprietor of The Scratch Kitchen, there were roughly 200 diners there when the shooter raced by staff members performing security checks at the patio door.
The shooter “wasn’t a customer,” the business’s owner Brittany Alexander claimed. He was not given a wristband or any other authorization to be here.
About 4 miles east of Biloxi, Mississippi, is Ocean Springs.
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