D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Police in D'Iberville need help from the public to solve a drive-by shooting. It happened early Sunday morning in the Forest Cove subdivision. Several shots were fired, two homes hit, but thankfully no injuries.
Police aren't saying much right now about a possible motive for the crime. But they need some help from anyone who might have seen something.
"Unknown people drove through the Mose Drive area of D'Iberville and fired at a house, hitting it several times. And the bullets actually traveled through the house, hitting a neighbor's house. And that's where we recovered one of the projectiles," said Investigator Terry Hines.
Police say the home at 493 Moses Drive was the target of the drive-by. Bullet holes are clearly visible in a back door, garage door and front window.
"At this point, we're just looking for citizens to help us if they have any idea who might have done the drive-by. And if they can, lead us in a direction to gather more information about the suspects," said Hines.
Investigator Hines said the shots were fired by someone driving south on Annette Lane, past the target home on the corner of Annette Lane and Mose Drive.
Neighbors are understandably quite concerned and nervous about the drive-by shooting. WLOX News talked with one woman who lives very close to the targeted home. She preferred not to go on camera, but told me she heard seven gunshots Sunday morning and remains quite scared by what happened.
The seemingly quiet Forest Cove neighborhood has been the scene of violence before.
"Years past there has been. It's been sort of quiet here lately. But we just want to stop any violence before it escalates," said Hines.
A check of past news stories found six drive-by shootings happened in or near this neighborhood between 2001 and 2005. Most of the crimes involved Vietnamese teenagers and several were described by police as gang-related. And Hines confirms that a Vietnamese family lives in the home that was shot at on Sunday.
"Both home owners are very, very lucky," said the officer.
Anyone with any information about the drive-by shooting should call the D'Iberville Police at (228) 396-4252 or Crime Stoppers at (877) 787-5898. You can also leave a tip online at www.crimestoppers.com.