Gunfire reported near Camp Shelby for second straight day

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(CNN) — For the second day in a row, gunfire has been reported near the Camp Shelby military post in southern Mississippi, Mississippi National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said Wednesday.

The latest gunfire happened about 8 a.m. CT Wednesday in the same area where gunshots were reported on Tuesday, Patterson said. No injuries were reported.

The suspect’s description is the same in both incidents, Patterson said.

Late Tuesday morning, a man driving a pickup allegedly fired shots near two soldiers who were at a checkpoint on a road east of the base, Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith said.

Local and state authorities still were searching for the man and the maroon pickup with black rims that he was allegedly driving, Smith said Tuesday.

Smith said it was unknown at that time whether the shooting was intentional or could have been related to hunting.

Active and reserve troops train at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, which covers more than 134,000 acres in southern Mississippi about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Jackson.

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