Two Killed In Mississippi Mass Shooting

Two Killed In Mississippi Mass Shooting

Special To The Packet

A Pass Christian teen was arrested after a mass shooting in Bay St. Louis killed two people and injured four others.

Cameron Everest Brand, 19, was initially arrested on six charges of aggravated assault, which have since been upgraded to homicide.

Early Sunday morning, Bay St. Louis police responded to a shooting in the 1000 block of Old Blue Meadow Road.

When they arrived, officers found multiple people suffering from gunshot wounds at what appeared to be an after-prom party. Others had been taken to area hospitals by private vehicle before officers arrived.

Witnesses said the shooter just came in and started shooting at people. The crowd scattered. Blood trails could be seen on the pavement outside the home on Sunday morning.

Police said the victims ranged in age from 15 to 18.

The Hancock County Coroner’s Office told authorities later Sunday morning that an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old both died from their injuries after being treated at a New Orleans hospital.

Family identified the 18-year-old victim as De’Arreis Smith.

Brand was arrested at his Pass Christian home and is now held with no bond after the upgraded charges. Sources said the shooter’s mom attempted to intervene during Brand’s arrest.