UPDATE: Victim in Biloxi shooting identified as 16-year-old girl

Victim in Biloxi shooting identified as 16-year-old girl

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - A shooting in Biloxi took the life of a teenage girl on Monday afternoon.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer identified the young victim as 16-year-old Madison Harris.

Police were called to the 2000 block of Rustwood Drive, the victim’s house, shortly around 2 p.m. on Monday. The call described a medical emergency, and when police arrived, they discovered that Harris had been shot.

According to Major Chris Deback, there was an altercation at the residence. During the altercation, a gun went off, injuring Harris. He also noted that the act was not a home invasion, although the people who did go inside the home were known to the victim.

A shooting in Biloxi took the life of a 16-year-old girl on Monday afternoon.
A shooting in Biloxi took the life of a 16-year-old girl on Monday afternoon. (Source: Lindsay Knowles)

The victim’s injuries were life-threating, and later on Monday, the wounded juvenile was pronounced dead around 3:30 p.m. after undergoing surgery at a local hospital.

No one has been charged at this time. A few individuals are in custody, and several pieces of evidence have been recovered.

This is an active investigation. As more details come in, the story will be updated accordingly.

A shooting in Biloxi took the life of a 16-year-old girl on Monday afternoon.
A shooting in Biloxi took the life of a 16-year-old girl on Monday afternoon. (Source: Lindsay Knowles)

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