Shooting at Mississippi restaurant leaves one dead, six injured

Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

A shooting recorded last Friday at a Mississippi restaurant left one man dead and six people injuredaccording to local police.

The Ocean Springs Police Department reported that Officers responded just before 11 p.m. Friday to a shooting alert at the local Scratch Kitchen & Bar.located in the city.

Police Chief Mark Dunston said in the statement that They had a suspect in custody.

“At this time, the identity of the suspect will not be released while the investigation continues. Detectives continue to conduct interviews and don't want details to taint future information," Dunston said.

Police identified the man killed in the shooting as Chase Harmon, 19, of Moss Point, Mississippi.

Victims who were injured were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Mayor Kenny Holloway in a statement Saturday described the shooting as intentional and said it had been "a terrible disruption" to the Ocean Springs community.

“The senseless act of violence has shaken our small town and shown a disregard for the safety of others, not just in our downtown district but throughout our city. This was not a random act of violence, but an intentional attack", said.

Scratch Kitchen & Bar posted a statement on Facebook stating that anyone who left belongings on the premises after the incident can retrieve those items after the area is cleared by law enforcement.

“Regarding the tragic events that took place last night (May 5, 2023) at TSK, in which an innocent young man lost his life and several others injured, We would like to express our deepest condolences to the victims and their families“, the letter indicated.

"This was truly a senseless act of violence and we pray that the family receives justice and continues to do everything possible to assist police in their investigation," the local statement added.

Keep reading:
• Four men escaped from a Mississippi jail; one died after confrontation with police
• Inmate who escaped from Mississippi jail found dead in New Orleans
• Shooting at the University of Virginia leaves 3 dead and several injured; the suspect is arrested

Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.