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5 shot at Moss Point nightclub

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MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning at a Moss Point nightclub that left multiple people injured.

The shooting happened at Platinum Sports Bar & Lounge, which is located at 6103 Hwy. 63, around 3 a.m. According to Moss Point Police Department, a fight started in the club, which spilled outside into the parking lot.

Police say several people began shooting and five people were shot. A total of 10 victims suffered non life-threatening injuries from both the fight and the gunfire, and were taken to Singing River Hospital.

After the shooting, officers engaged in a brief police pursuit with Willie Peden, who was then taken into custody. Two semi-automatic handguns were found, and believed to have been used in the shooting. 

Police say there were multiple shooters and detectives are in the process of interviewing victims, witnesses, and possible suspects. No one has been charged at this time with the shooting, say officials, but police have several persons of interest.

It is not known at this time what caused the incident. 

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call Moss Point Police at 228-475-1711 or contact Mississippi Coast Crimestoppers.

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