An 18-year-old and a 16-year-old were killed when a 19-year-old opened fire at a party for high school students, according to police. In a shooting early on Sunday at a house party on the US’s Mississippi Gulf Coast, four people were injured.
Cameron Everest Brand of Pass Christian is accused of homicide and exasperated attack, prison records show. In a news release, Bay St. Louis Police Chief Toby Schwartz stated that witness and victim statements helped identify Brand as the sole shooter.
A 18-year-old and a 16-year-old passed on in Another Orleans medical clinic, Schwartz said. When contacted by phone to inquire about their identities, the Orleans Parish coroner did not return the call.
According to Schwartz, Brand was detained at his residence in Pass Christian and taken to jail. Cove St. Louis Civil Court Judge Stephen Maggio denied Brand bail, and he was being held in the Hancock Area prison. Brand may or may not have a lawyer on his side.
Understudies had assembled for a party at the home on a meagerly populated street after Narrows Secondary School’s prom. According to local media, there were bullet holes all over cars and blood trails could be seen on the pavement outside the house on Sunday. Bay High is located less than a mile from the house.
The six gunshot victims, according to the police, ranged in age from 15 to 18. All of them were flown by helicopter to nearby hospitals.
Both of the youngsters who kicked the bucket had gone to local Hancock Secondary School in Oven, authorities in that school area said. Two students from Bay High and two from Hancock High were also shot and wounded. These are the only two public high schools in Hancock County, which is located on the western end of the Mississippi Gulf Coast between Gulfport and New Orleans.
“Our hearts are broken as we grieve the terrible deficiency of two Hancock Secondary School understudies who were survivors of the shooting in Narrows St. Louis the previous evening,” the Hancock Province school locale said in an explanation, saying guides would be accessible Monday at school. ” Let’s unite as a community to show our love and support during this trying time.”
The Bay St. Louis-Waveland school district’s superintendent, Sandra Reed, stated that both of the injured Bay High students were anticipated to recover. Amy Necaise, the principal of Bay High, stated that the school would make faculty and staff available on campus Sunday afternoon for student counseling.