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.
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.