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Bank robbery suspects shot in Pearl River County

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Two people who allegedly robbed a bank in Bogalusa, Louisiana Wednesday morning were shot by police in an apparent shootout in Pearl River County.

The Capital One Bank in Bogalusa was robbed shortly before 10:00 a.m. and witnesses reported that the suspects escaped in a Black Jeep Rubicon.

The vehicle was spotted a short time later and the chase began. Three Bogalusa Police vehicles chased the suspects across the state line into Pearl River County.

The chase came to an end about 2 miles into Mississippi in the parking lot of Sheila's General Store on Highway 26 West in the Whitesands Community. Shots were exchanged between the suspects and police and the suspects were wounded.

They attempted to flee on foot, but were captured in an adjoining field.

Both suspects were airlifted to Forrest General Hospital. No law enforcement were injured in the exchange of fire.

"The Bogalusa officers, none of them were injured and they are going home to their families tonight," said David Allison, Pearl River County Sheriff. "That is real important to us.  I would also like to thank the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, the Bogalusa Police Department, and the Poplarville Police and Fire Departments. Everybody has worked real well together. It's been a real good effort on everybody's part."

The MBI has taken over the lead investigation in the case. The FBI has also been called in.

The identities of the two alleged bank robbers nor the extent of their injuries have not been released.

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