Police question witnesses in Mississippi Mardi Gras shooting

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Posted: Feb 08, 2016 12:48 PM
Police question witnesses in Mississippi Mardi Gras shooting

Police are questioning witnesses to a shooting that broke out after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi, leaving two men dead and injuring four others.

Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) Deputy Police Chief M.Y. Carbine told The Associated Press on Monday that no suspects are in custody.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the victims as 29-year-old Carlos Bates of Gulfport, and 43-year-old Isiah Major III of Bay St. Louis.

Police Chief Tim Hendricks told local news outlets that four others were hospitalized. Authorities said they did not know their conditions. Hendricks says police received a call about a fight shortly after the last unit in the St. Paul Carnival Association's parade completed its route Sunday afternoon.

Pass Christian is located on the Gulf Coast about 45 miles east of New Orleans.

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This story has been corrected to show that the name is Pass Christian, not Pass Christina.