Police: Seven arrests lay ‘groundwork’ in Pass parade shooting investigation

PASS CHRISTIAN, Mississippi (AP) — Police are still looking for people involved in a shooting after a Mississippi Mardi Gras parade, although an investigation has produced seven arrests on other charges.

Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks tells WLOX-TV that the arrests on charges concerning guns, illegal drugs and probation violations are “groundwork” helping police to focus on possible suspects.

Hendricks tells the Sun Herald that police still want people to share videos and photos of the Sunday shooting, which killed 29-year-old Carlos Bates of Gulfport and 43-year-old Isiah Major III of Bay St. Louis. He says the two dead men don’t appear to have done anything to contribute to their deaths.

Four others were wounded by gunshots, including two who were hospitalized and later released.

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