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Armed men shot, robbed spring break visitor

BILOXI (AP) — Police want the public’s help to find two men who shot and robbed a spring break visitor Sunday in a hotel parking lot.

The suspects used semi-automatic handguns early Sunday in the parking lot behind the Hampton Inn on Beach Boulevard, also known as U.S. 90, Investigator Tom Lamb said.

The wounded man is a 27-year-old Jackson resident who was in town for the Biloxi Black Beach Weekend, he said. “The victim didn’t know them,” Lamb said.

The wounded man told police two men confronted him in the parking lot about 1:25 a.m. Sunday. They demanded money and each of them fired a shot at him when he tried to get away.

One of the bullets went through the man’s leg, Lamb said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police provided pictures of a getaway car that appears to be a dark, four-door model resembling a Chrysler 200, Lamb said.