Moss Point officials comment on recurring gun violence

Moss Point officials comment on recurring gun violence
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MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - District Attorney Tony Lawrence released a statement to address the issue of gun violence in after a shooting in Moss Point.

Sunday, Feb. 4 ended tragically in Moss Point when a group of men reportedly killed a man after breaking into a home during a Super Bowl watch party.

In response to the incident, Lawrence stated:

"There have been far too many victims of gun violence in Moss Point in the last few weeks.  I am shocked, disturbed and deeply concerned about the events that occurred just last night in the city.  People have a right to feel safe in their homes.  I want the public to know that there are a lot of law enforcement agencies working together to investigate this case.  Those who committed this senseless and violent act will answer in a court of law."

Moss Point Police Chief Calvin Hutchins also commented on the issue, saying:

"I appreciate the assistance we're receiving from the District Attorney's Office, Pascagoula Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Department and others. I want the public to know that this type of criminal activity doesn't define the City of Moss Point. It's unacceptable behavior we will not tolerate. We are working as a group to bring justice to those whose committing these senseless crimes. If anyone have any information regarding these crimes please contact us."

This statement follows a series of violent events that have swept the Gulf Coast. Last week, a woman was shot dead in Gautier, a Pass Christian man's battered body was found in Gulfport, a Gulfport woman shot in the neck still is clinging to life, and a Gulfport teen was shot to death.

As investigations continue and residents begin to stir with concern, many are searching for a solution to this dangerous problem.

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