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Neighbors on edge after deadly Bay St. Louis shooting

25-year-old Wes Staten was shot to death (Photo source: victim's grandmother) 25-year-old Wes Staten was shot to death (Photo source: victim's grandmother)
Deadly shooting in Bay St. Louis (Photo Source: WLOX News) Deadly shooting in Bay St. Louis (Photo Source: WLOX News)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - A man is recovering in the hospital and a Bay St. Louis man is dead after an shooting early Friday morning.

Authorities say 25-year-old Wes Staten was the man shot to death.

The shootings happened in the yard of a home on Felicity Street.

Police say it's a complicated puzzle investigators must piece together.

The street and home where police say violence erupted over night was quiet Friday afternoon.

But neighbors say it was anything but that just a few hours earlier.

"I heard a bang! It was defiantly a gun shot," said a neighbor. 

A nearby neighbor who didn't want to be identified says he was sound to sleep when he was awaken by people yelling and then gunfire. 

"Something definitely had happened that was not good," said the neighbor. 

He says he later learned 25-year-old Wes Staten of Bay St. Louis had been shot to death.

"Our units arrived on the scene and observed a male subject lying on the ground. AMR units arrived they were doing CPR on one subjects and transported him to the hospital . He died from the gunshot wounds. The second subject was transported also to the hospital," said Police Chief Mike DeNardo.

Authorities say a third man was also injured in the scuffle.

"What we're asking is anybody who has information about who he was with. Who went to the residence with him, to come forward so we can answers some questions right now we only have one side of the story. We need to get the full story in order to move on," explained DeNardo.

The neighbor said he spoke with a young lady who was at the residents when the gun was fired.

"She said three guys showed up and they had a gun and they tried to take the gun away and that's when the shooting started." 

The victim's grandmother said she heard a different story.

"He said he was dropping a friend off and he was going back. Whatever went down happened and we're not sure what it was but I wish I could take that moment back, but some things you just can't take back, " said Ethel Harrington, The victim's grandmother. 

Why the three men showed up at the home and what led to the altercation is the missing link police say could help them solve the case. 

"I hope this community wakes up because guns have become kids use to fight with their fist and solved problems with their fist and now it's a shoot them up whose the baddest with the guns."explained Harrington. 

Police say there have not yet been any arrests made in the shooting.

However, Chief DeNardo tells us drugs were found inside the home and possession charges were filed.

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