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Pass parade shooting suspect or suspects still at large

Remnants of the crime scene still remain. (Image Source: WLOX News) Remnants of the crime scene still remain. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Police Chief Tim Hendricks says they are combing through mounds of information. (Image Source: WLOX News) Police Chief Tim Hendricks says they are combing through mounds of information. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Mayor Chipper McDermott is confident justice will be served. (Image Source: WLOX News) Mayor Chipper McDermott is confident justice will be served. (Image Source: WLOX News)
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

So many unanswered questions, but so many tips. Police say they are combing through evidence and information to close in on the person or persons who wreaked havoc just minutes after the St. Paul Carnival Association parade ended.

"There's a tremendous amount of information and evidence that has been collected in this case so far and we're having to sift through that," said Police Chief Tim Hendricks.

 Hendricks says the department has been inundated with tips from the public. So it's taking some time to narrow down the suspect or suspects.

"We're taking a very slow, methodical approach to this because again we want to do this right and we want to bring justice for the victims and for the community that deserve it," said Hendricks.

According to Hendricks there were nearly 1,500 people in the area at the time the shooting occurred. He's hoping they can help in the investigation as well.

"There's a lot of people that may have been on their cell phones videoing, recording this. We ask that anybody please that has any information to come forward and help us with this investigation," said Hendricks.

Police found two sets of shell casings at the scene, which leads them to believe they are looking for one suspect with two different guns or two different suspects. Police are also looking at a car left at the scene.

"We did impound a vehicle. There is evidence in that vehicle. We did tow it last night. It's impounded at this time and they're executing a search warrant for that vehicle today to see what evidence we can garner from that and what part that played in it," said Hendricks.

Meanwhile, the city's mayor, Chipper McDermott, is hopeful that justice will be served.

"Well we got all the confidence in the police department, and plus the other jurisdictions that are helping them and all the help that they did give us. So, hopefully they'll resolve this," said McDermott.

Chief Hendricks also clarified that the shooting had nothing to do with the parade, and despite other reports, it had nothing to do with terrorism and was not racially motivated.

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