Shots reported fired on Hilda Drive

Published 4:06 pm Sunday, May 3, 2020

Vicksburg police are looking for two men in connection with a report of shots fired in the Hilda Drive area Sunday morning.

Vicksburg police spokesman Capt. Mike Bryant said the incident occurred about 10:52 a.m. when a resident on Hilda Drive saw two men attempting to unload a boat from a pickup onto a nearby private lake and told them they could not fish there.

When he confronted them a second time about fishing in the lake, one of the men in the truck pulled a handgun.

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The man went to his home and returned with a rifle, and the two men got into the pickup and drove off, with one of them firing two shots in the air.

The truck is described as gray with a boat in the truck bed.

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