D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (VLOX) – Chaos surrounded the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort early Wednesday morning soon after a single individual was killed in an unexpected shooting.

Authorities say Nicholas Craig, 36, came from California and rented a hotel space for the reason that he was on his way to Mobile to celebrate his 36th birthday. About two a.m., an unknown suspect shot and killed Craig as he sat in his car or truck in the casino parking lot. According to authorities, the car’s tag-reading method pinged the suspect’s car or truck traveling from Mobile and back.

As for D’Iberville Police Chief Shannon Nobles, he is saddened that Craig’s go to ended so tragically.

“We pride ourselves on folks coming to go to our neighborhood to really feel secure,” Nobles stated. “This gentleman could not sit in his car or truck and thoughts his personal business enterprise devoid of losing his life.”

Corporations like Pepe’s Bosque Mexican Grill have been situated close to the Scarlet Pearl for quite a few years. Owner Lilian Perez stated it could have been a close get in touch with for any of the enterprises, but it was an even closer get in touch with for her life.

“These types of issues never occur in D’Iberville,” Perez stated. “Then the backstory, he was going residence to see his loved ones, so it was seriously shocking and sad. I in fact had dinner there that evening. It hits close to residence. Anytime something occurs right here on the Gulf Coast, it hits close to residence, but this seriously occurred.”

The nobles stated to normally be on guard in case the unthinkable occurred.

“If you never consider issues are appropriate for you, then possibly they are,” he stated. “Contact us and report these issues, we’ll be pleased to verify them out.”

Perez stated 24/7 vigilance is now a reality in today’s globe.

“Speak to our kids, let them know that we need to normally be vigilant.” Watch exactly where we are going, watch what is about us, who is following us. “Sadly, we have to be on standby, but that is some thing we have to do these days,” Perez stated.

Mobile police are actively browsing for the suspect in the region. The suspect’s car or truck was reported stolen, was missing a rear bumper and had a replaced Alabama plate (2CV6059).

If you have any other info about this incident, please get in touch with the D’Iberville Police Division at (228) 396-4252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898

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