Crime

Suspects identified in Saucier shooting. Officials are still searching for one of them.

Drake Swilley
Drake Swilley Harrison County Adult Detention Center

Gunfire wounded two men in a shooting Friday afternoon on Old Scarborough Road, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Investigators were gathering information to figure out who fired the shots in the rural neighborhood. The road is off Scarborough Road, north of East Wortham Road.

One man suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and the other was shot in each shoulder, Peterson said.

The shooting was in the yard of a home, he said.

The wounded men were driven to Robinwood One Stop gas station on U.S. 49, where ambulances met them and took the men to a hospital, Peterson said.

Peterson told the Sun Herald about 4:30 p.m. Friday that one of the victims has been flown to the University of South Alabama Medical Center.

Peterson said in a release Saturday that Drake Swilley, 17, was arrested on two felony charges of aggravated assault in connection to the shooting. Swilley was arrested at his residence with the assistance of the Hancock County Sheriff's department. he is being held at the Harrison County jail in lieu of a $150,00 bond set by Judge Brandon Ladner.

Investigators also have a warrant for the second suspect, Kaleb Helton, 17, for two counts of aggravated assault.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Harrison County Sheriff's Department at 228-865-7092 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

Sun Herald reporter Patrick Ochs contributed to this report.

Robin Fitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews
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