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7 arrests made in Pass Christian post-parade shooting

Video: Pass Christian shooting was not racially motivated

Pass Christian Police Chief Jim Hendricks told the media that the shooting that left two dead in four injured was not connected to the Pass parade and was not racially motivated. Video by Justin Mitchell/Sun Herald Video clips from the scene of th
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Pass Christian Police Chief Jim Hendricks told the media that the shooting that left two dead in four injured was not connected to the Pass parade and was not racially motivated. Video by Justin Mitchell/Sun Herald Video clips from the scene of th

An investigation into a Feb. 7 shooting in Pass Christian that killed two men has led to the arrest of seven people.

Pass Police Chief Tim Hendricks said the charges include possession of controlled substance with intent, possession of a stolen firearm and federal and state probation violations.

He said six guns were recovered through the investigation, three of which had been stolen.

"We believe it is likely that additional charges may filed as result of these efforts," he said.

The investigation began Feb. 7 when Isaiah "Winky" Major III, 43, of Pass Christian, and Carlos "Los" Bates, 29, of Gulfport, were shot to death at Ladnier Road and Davis Avenue about 15 minutes after the St. Paul Carnival Association parade had ended.

Four additional people were wounded during the shooting, one of whom was shot three times.

Hendricks said several agencies are helping with the investigation -- the Gulfport and D'Iberville police departments, Harrison County Sheriff's Office and Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Hendricks has not yet released the identity of the seven people taken into custody.

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