Six Mississippi Teenagers Who Skipped Prom Shot During Late-Night Party
Deadly shooting at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, house party leaves two teenagers killed and four injured, according to authorities.
According to the Bay St. Louis Police Department, the six shooting victims were taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where a 16-year-old victim and an 18-year-old victim died.
Authorities said one of the other four victims was in critical condition, while the remaining three victims were in serious condition. All of the victims were between the ages of 15 and 18.
Around 12:30 a.m. on April 30, investigators were called to the house in Bay St. Louis and were able to identify Cameron Brand, 19, as the sole suspect in the shootings.
Police arrested Brand at his home in Pass Christian and initially charged him with six counts of aggravated assault, but two of those charges have since been upgraded to murder, officials said.
No details have been released regarding information on what led to the shooting. The victims have not been identified, but four of them were students at Hancock High School in Kiln, and the other two attended Bay High School in Bay St. Louis, officials said.
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Police said none of the victims attended Bay High’s prom, which was held earlier on Saturday night, the Sun Herald reported.
It is not clear how many shots were fired, but there are videos circulating around Snapchat showing multiple gunshots had occurred, according to the Sun Herald.
Brand is being held on a $3 million bond, officials said.
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