Police: Two victims in New Year’s Eve mass shooting also fired shots
GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Two of the four victims who died in Gulfport just minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve also fired shots that night, said police in a release on Monday.
That information was revealed after several witnesses came forward with information, stated Gulfport Police.
More than 50 shots were fired, leaving three dead and four others injured, said police. One of the four that was shot - 52-year-old Nathaniel Harris - remained in critical condition until Sunday when he died, said Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer.
Three of the victims - 23-year-old Corey Dubose of D’Iberville, 28-year-old Sedrick McCord of Gulfport, and 22-year-old Aubrey Lewis of Bay St. Louis - died the night of the shooting.
The shooting happened just minutes before 2022 at 11:58pm at a New Year’s Eve party in the 1200 block of Lewis Avenue.
Police said during the party, a fight broke out, leading to shots fired by multiple individuals. Responding officers located six men and one woman suffering from gunshot wounds.
The investigation is ongoing. There are no arrests at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.
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