Heightened state of alert: Shots fired again near Camp Shelby

Clarion Ledger – by Therese Apel

Camp Shelby is in a heightened state of alert after authorities said a man matching the same description of yesterday’s shooter fired shots near Camp Shelby again this morning.

Around 8 a.m., soldiers training at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center reported shots fired in the vicinity of Peret Tower Road and Highway 29 in Perry County. It is not on the premises of Camp Shelby.  

635743670551408153-camp-shelbyLt. Col. Christian Patterson said this morning that the alleged shooter is a white male in a red or maroon pickup truck, make and model unknown.

“We’re making sure soldiers are aware of what’s going on so they can take the proper precautionary measures,” Patterson said.

The base is in the middle of the Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise, which involves the 155th Armored Brigade combat team and other National Guard and Army Reserve units. Over 4,600 soldiers are involved in the training, he said.

Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith was not immediately available for comment.

This is a developing story.


Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith said no one was injured Monday when the shots were fired in the direction of two soldiers training on Peret Tower Road.

The call came in around 12:15 p.m. on the sheriff’s department main line.

Smith said he doesn’t know if the two soldiers were actually the target of the shots or not, but that where they were training was visible from the road.

Officers are searching the area for a maroon pick-up truck with black rims, believed to have been driven by a white man who Perry said authorities believe fired the shots.

Initially two men were questioned after authorities released an early description of a red pickup truck and it was traced to a residence in the area. They were taken from the residence to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department by the Mississippi Highway Patrol before they were questioned and released without charges.

Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said the soldiers reported the shots to their commanding officers, who in turn told local authorities. On Monday, 25 distinguished visitors including Gov. Phil Bryant were present, Patterson said.

Smith said depending on how the investigation goes, the charges against the shooter could range from simple assault to aggravated assault. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been asked to assist, and the FBI has been made aware of the incident, officials said.

After four Marines and a Sailor were killed last month in Chattanooga, Tennessee, tensions are high about attacks on U.S. military targets by foreign and domestic terrorism groups.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Perry County Sheriff’s Department at (601) 964-8461


9 thoughts on “Heightened state of alert: Shots fired again near Camp Shelby

  1. I read another article this morning that claimed that the pickup they were looking for had the words “ broken Arrow” in the rear window. The article was by Newsguy. I don’t think that guy has much credibility and stirs the pot with fear porn. This reads like a preamble for something bigger coming and the ABC groups are surly involved.

  2. more governmental misdirection. every time the pols in DC pull off something underhanded they always produce a false flag designed to get us all looking in a different direction. funny how the television can be so easily used to do sleight of hand for Obama and his minions and yet we still so easily fall for it.

  3. sounds like false flag kinda thing to me ….good excuse to enact martial law…ill take a wait and see attitude on this one

  4. Have you noticed that it is almost always “white males” who are doing the nefarious deeds? This smacks to high heaven of false flag type of crap, beware of the suspicious stories that are emanating from the MSM, the newspaper that ran this story is part of the Gannett group which owns USA Today, anything the MSM puts out like this, take with a large grain of salt. They “believe” shots were fired, they aren’t sure? malarkey, trust me, if some one is shooting at you, you WILL know it!!

  5. Direct from the white house, the pentagram (sorry, I mean pentagon), fema, dhs, and armed forces command. They suggest hiding, and sheltering, in place. Under no circumstances are you to engage the enemy! What are you soldiers, or something!

    Pray that you aren’t found! Plead if you are! And hope those who can defend you arrive soon!

    But, YOU WILL NOT AT ANYTIME BE ARMED ON AMERICAN SOIL! We don’t want you capable of stopping our evil plans!

    For more information please refer to: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/active_shooter_booklet.pdf

  6. Since soldiers aren’t allowed to be armed, aren’t allowed to defend themselves, I hope there a lots of big trees or rocks for them to hide behind. Maybe they should do their training in civilian clothes, wear wigs, false beards, ect so they don’t look like soldiers. Or, they should just stand there and get shot so the Pentagon brass won’t have to worry about offending anyone?


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