Police Working A Shooting On Hwy 51

Southaven, Ms

The Southaven Police and the DeSoto County Sheriffs Department are working a shooting at the BP Gas Station and Car Wash at Highway 51 and Custer Drive.

Police say an altercation broke out between two male blacks when one opened fire on the other.

Witnesses say around 15 shots were fired as one suspect drove off heading into the subdivision behind the BP.

Southaven Police Chief Steve Pirtle said the other suspect chased the car on foot and kept shooting at the fleeing vehicle and then he also ran on foot into the same subdivision.

Police say it is unknown if either suspect was injured in the shooting spree. Police indicate they believe that this is not a random shooting and that the suspects knew one another.

Southaven Police and DeSoto County Deputies along with K-9 units are searching the area for the suspects and will be on the scene for several hours.

Police are looking for an older model Olive Green Pontiac G6 with a bad paint job.