- The sheriff says investigators are still searching for the suspect and his pickup truck
- No one was injured in the reported shooting, a military official says
No one was injured in the reported shooting, said Maj. David Alexander, range control officer at the facility.
Soldiers training at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center reported hearing shots fired on a nearby road around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday (12:45 p.m. ET), Mississippi National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said in a statement.
A man driving a pickup allegedly fired shots in the vicinity of two soldiers who were at a checkpoint on a road east of the base, Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told reporters Tuesday evening.
Local and state authorities are still searching for the suspect and the maroon pickup with black rims that he was allegedly driving, Smith said.
Two people investigators questioned earlier in connection with another vehicle have been cleared in the case, he said.
Smith said it's "unknown at this time" whether the shooting was intentional or could have been hunting-related.
Active and reserve troops train at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, which covers more than 134,000 acres in southern Mississippi about 100 miles from Jackson.