The Latest: Dead ID'd in shooting after Mississippi parade

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The Latest on a shooting in south Mississippi after a Mardi Gras parade (all times local):

7 p.m.

South Mississippi authorities say a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) killed two men and wounded four other people.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove tells local news media that 29-year-old Carlos Bates of Gulfport and 43-year-old Isiah Major III of Bay St. Louis both died at the scene. The victims' hometowns are near Pass Christian on Mississippi's Gulf Coast.

Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks tells the Sun Herald ( ) and WLOX-TV ( ) that four other people were hospitalized.

The shootings came a day after accidents in separate south Louisiana parades injured a man and a woman. A rider in a gay men's parade in Lafayette fell from the top level of a float, and a float in the Baton Rouge Spanish Town parade hit a female pedestrian.


5:27 p.m.

South Mississippi police say a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian (kris-TYANH) has claimed two lives and left four wounded.

Police Chief Tim Hendricks confirmed the number of dead and wounded to WLOX-TV ( ).

Celeste Plaisance tells The Sun Herald ( ) she heard about 12 shots Sunday afternoon and thought it was fireworks at first. She says the victims were near her mother's home off the parade route.

On Saturday, parade accidents in south Louisiana injured a man and a woman. Police in Lafayette, Louisiana, told local media that a man fell from the top level of a float during a parade there.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, EMS spokesman Mike Chustz tells The Advocate ( ) that a float also hit a pedestrian during the Spanish Town parade.