Crime

Shots fired in fight, teen wounded

BILOXI -- Police are investigating a shooting on Carmargue Lane that wounded a 16-year-old early Sunday morning.

Officers went to the 400 block about 12:15 a.m. and learned a juvenile had been shot once in the leg at what appeared to be a party put together by some teenagers, police Sgt. O'Neil Adams said.

The teen was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that aren't believed to be life-threatening.

Early investigation indicates the shooting occurred during a fight at a residence.

"It was quite chaotic, and as we were interviewing those who were there, parents began showing up," Adams said,

One of the people involved in the fight went to a vehicle parked on the street, grabbed a semi-automatic handgun and fired multiple rounds, Adams said. One of those bullets struck the teen, he said.

Police have identified a person of interest, Adams said.

Neither the alleged shooter nor the wounded teen live at the house where it happened, Adams said.

Carmargue Lane is in a neighborhood just south of the Popp's Ferry Bridge.

To give a tip, call the Biloxi Police Department at 392-0641 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898. Or give a tip online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

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