Man shoots himself near Biloxi schools causing lockdown

Lockdowns lifted from three Biloxi schools after reported area shooting

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Three Biloxi public schools lifted their lockdowns after reports of a shooting happening in the area came in Wednesday afternoon.

According to a release from Biloxi Public Schools, a man was sitting in his car at the A.J. Holloway Sportsplex and claims he was shot. He then walked to the Biloxi High School campus, which was down the road from the school, and entered the school’s front lobby to ask for help.

There was a strong presence of police vehicles at the sportsplex and surrounding areas.

“We responded up here to figure out what was going on. He had said that he was shot up here at the sport’s complex, so of course we came over here. We’re still looking, trying to investigate to see exactly what happened and why it happened,” said Maj. Chris Deback with the Biloxi Police Department.

Per safety procedures, the school was immediately put on lockdown. Biloxi Junior High and North Bay Elementary were also put on lockdown, as they are in the area.

The school district used its phone system to notify parents immediately after it happened.

Biloxi Police say the campus is secure, and all students are accounted for and safe.

Biloxi Principal Marcus Boudreaux describes what happened during the school lockdown.

School buses will run at regularly schedule times.

Police have confirmed the subject was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the weapon has been recovered.

The person who was shot is reportedly in stable condition and was transported to an area hospital to receive medical attention.

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