1 dead, 6 injured in shooting at Mississippi restaurant: Police

A youth was found dead at the scene, police said.

A teenager was killed and six others injured in a shooting at a restaurant on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast on Friday night, authorities said.

Police responded to a shooting just before 11 p.m. local time at The Scratch Kitchen in Ocean Springs, east of Biloxi.

Responding officers found seven shooting victims at the scene, including a teenager who died from his injuries, Ocean Springs Police Captain Ryan LeMaire said. Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Chase Harmon of Pascagoula, Mississippi.

The surviving victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment, police said, who gave no details on the extent of their injuries.

Police say there are currently no suspects in the shooting.

The Scratch Kitchen is located on a busy street in downtown Ocean Springs lined with restaurants and bars. At the time of filming, it was serving Cinco de Mayo specialties.

The investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ocean Springs Police Department at 228-875-2211.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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