“It’s just crazy,” said Robyn Chancey, Gulfport resident.
Chancey rushed to the hospital when she heard her ex-boyfriend had been shot.
“They say he's doing alright, but he's hurt pretty bad. And he's one of the ones that may thank God,” said Chancey.
Another Gulfport resident is praying her best friend will be as fortunate.
“When it's time to be here for your friend that's what you do,” said Daikevia Whitfield, Gulfport resident.
Whitfield says her friend, a college graduate, had nothing to do with the incident and she just happened to be in the line of fire.
“An innocent person, an innocent girl,” said Whitfield.
The Pass Christian parade is known as one of the rowdiest on the Coast. There have been similar incidents following the parade in past years.
“It just has the reputation of being one of the busiest and most dangerous,” said Wes Peden, Harrison County resident.
Chancey says she skipped the parade because of possible situations like Sunday’s shooting
“Don't nobody know how to act in public. Everybody thinks that shooting is the way to solve stuff. I didn't even go because I knew it was going to be something like that,” said Chancey.
“I think it's time for us to come together as a community because all the shooting, all the killing is senseless. It's getting to the point you can't enjoy Mardi Gras. You can't enjoy the Pass parade. You can't enjoy the festivities with your family due to the senseless violence,” said Whitfield.