PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has released the names of the two victims shot dead at the Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade Sunday evening. Hargrove says 29-year-old Carlos Bates of Gulfport died at the scene from a gunshot wound. Isaiah Major III, 43, of Bay St. Louis also died on the scene from a gunshot wound.
According to Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks, four others are hospitalized. Family members and friends of the shooting victims are at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport awaiting news on the victims conditions.
Officials say the shooting happened near the intersection of Davis Avenue and Ladnier Street. Hendricks tells us the shooting happened about 20 minutes after the last parade float left Davis Avenue.
Multiple units responded as they were already at the Pass Christian parade when shots were fired.
Hendricks says no arrests have been made at this time. Pass Christian police are still on the scene and the investigation continues.
Stay with WLOX News for more information on this developing story.