Shots fired again near US military training centre

2015-08-05 18:04
Bullet holes in the windows of the Armed Forces Recruitment Center in Chattanooga. (AP)

Bullet holes in the windows of the Armed Forces Recruitment Center in Chattanooga. (AP)

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Miami - Shots were fired on Wednesday for the second day in a row near a US military training centre in Mississippi, but no one was hurt, an official said.

Apparently the same person opened fire both times, said Christian Patterson, a spokesperson for the Mississippi Military Department.

"The shooter is described as a white male in a red pickup truck, make and model unknown. This is the same description of the man described to authorities during yesterday's incident," he told AFP.

The shots were heard around 08:00 (13:00 GMT) by troops training at Camp Shelby near the town of Hattiesburg.

As was the case on Tuesday, they reportedly came from a road near the base.

Since last month thousands of soldiers and reservists from several states have have been carrying out training exercises at the base, which has been placed on a heightened state of alert.

These incidents come several weeks after Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, opened fire on two military centres in Chattanooga, Tennessee and killed four US Marines and a navy sailor before dying in a shoot-out with police.

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