Two arrested after drive-by shooting in Gulfport

Two arrested after drive-by shooting in Gulfport
Dante Burks, 20, is charged with two counts of drive-by shooting. (Source: Photo Gulfport Police Dept.)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Two people have been charged after shots were fired Sunday in Gulfport.

Dante Burks, 20, and Ashley Harris, 17, and were arrested Monday morning and charged with two counts each of drive-by shooting. Police said the shots were fired just after 3 p.m. Sunday in the area of 20th Street and Thornton Avenue.

While investigating the shooting, officers learned that a man had walked into Memorial Hospital suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Burks and Harris were identified as subjects and a warrant for their arrests was later issued.

The pair were taken into custody at 1:30 a.m. Monday during a traffic stop. Both were taken to Harrison County Jail. Burks’ bond was set at $250,000 per count for a total of $500,000. Bond for Harris, who is being charged as an adult, was set at $100,000 for a total of $200,000.

Anyone with any information about this shooting is asked to contact Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5900 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-868-5898.

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