GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Four people have been charged in connection with a drive-by-shooting in Gulfport that happened early on Jan, 6 in a subdivision off O'Neal Rd. on Creekwood Cove.
The incident came as a shock to people living in the neighborhood. Carol Smarr was staying with her daughter and three grandchildren when they were all awakened that day.
"'Bam, bam, bam, bam' and the house kind of shook and the windows shook," said Smarr.
The sound Carol and her daughter heard was gun shots from a drive-by-shooting targeted at the house next door to where Carol was staying. Inside that home was Brennan Moran, who was with his older brother.
"I was in there using the bathroom and all I heard was 'boom, boom, boom, boom,'" said Moran. "So we just came outside, and you see glass all over the ground, his windshield was shot out. There was bullet holes all in the garage. My brother's windshield was shot out in the front. Everyone was in shock real bad."
Eighteen-year-old Noah James Favre, 21-Year-old Thomas James Shaw, 18-year-old Trinity Sally-Jade Copp and 17-year-old Derrick Rashawn Bowie were all recently arrested by Gulfport Police on the charge of drive-by-shooting.
Moran says it all started when someone tried to break in the house. His older brother tried to stop them and a fight broke out. After the confrontation, the person who tried to break in left. A few hours later, the drive-by happened.
Moran says he and his brother knew who it was.
"We knew him for a while, we just didn't think he would come here and shoot up the house," said Moran.
For now, Moran is just thankful no one got hurt.
"What if we were outside or in the garage, like if I was in the garage, because it went through the garage and someone could have gotten killed," said Moran.
Although Carol Smarr says it's usually a peaceful neighborhood, she'll be cautious from now on.
"If I see any car in the neighborhood that I normally don't see, I'll write down their tag numbers and what color, just in case something does happen because it really does put you on your toes," said Smarr.
According to a news release from the Gulfport Police Department, following arrest Favre, Shaw, Copp, and Bowie were transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility to be held in lieu of $100,000.00 bonds set by Harrison County Justice Court Judges Melvin Ray and Louise D. Ladner.
One of the suspects Thomas Shaw has a previous record with charges including grand larceny.