GULFPORT, MS - Gulfport police have identified two teens they believe are connected to a Thursday night shooting at the Goldin Sports Complex.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 18-year-old John Michael Heflin and 18-year-old Briceston John Lewis Fairley on aggravated assault charges.
When police responded to the complex around 7:12 p.m. Thursday, they found a 16-year-old man who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition.
There is no word on what led to the shooting, but neighbors say it's not the first instance of violence.
"The kids, you know, they ride bikes, they play outside and stuff. And we're just so tired of it, it's just ridiculous. It's not the first time," said Diego Nunez, who lives near the complex.
Heflin and Fairley are considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959, or submit an online tip to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers.