UPDATE: Shots fired at Mississippi soldiers for 2nd day in a row

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10:30 a.m. Aug. 5, 2015 UPDATE:


National Guard officials say shots have been fired for a second consecutive day near a military facility in southern Mississippi, but no injuries are reported.
    
Lt. Col. Christian Patterson says that at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, soldiers training at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center reported shots fired into the air. Patterson describes it as the same area where soldiers reported gunfire shot from pickup near troops standing guard Tuesday.
    
Patterson says the description of the shooter is the same for both incidents: a white male in a red pickup truck, make and model unknown.  He says Camp Shelby is at a heightened state of alert but no service members have been hurt or injured.  He says the post is secure and all personnel are accounted for.

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ORIGINAL STORY: A sheriff in Mississippi says authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility. No injuries were reported.
    
Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith tells WDAM-TV that the shots were fired just after noon Tuesday. The soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Hattiesburg.  About 4,600 soldiers are participating in the training exercise, which is scheduled to continue through mid-August.
    
Smith says officers are searching for a two-door, red Ford Ranger with “broken arrow” written across the top. Authorities say they are looking for two white males who allegedly fired from the vehicle and fled in the vehicle.  Members of the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Forestry Commission are assisting in the search.
 

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