Crime

2 dead bodies, toddler with gunshot wound found in Bay home

Bay St. Louis police are investigating a homicide after two bodies were found inside of a rental home at Bay Pines on Saturday.
Bay St. Louis police are investigating a homicide after two bodies were found inside of a rental home at Bay Pines on Saturday. Sea Coast Echo

Bay St. Louis police found a one-year-old child in a Bay St. Louis complex that contained two bodies Saturday night , police said.

Police Chief Mike De Nardo said police received a report at about 7:30 p.m. of two people dead at Bay Pines, a complex of single-family homes and town houses.

Police are treating the case as a homicide.

De Nardo said the bodies were a man and woman. Their identities have not been released. Friends said at the scene the two were romantically involved.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said the child had been shot in the shoulder. He said the condition of the toddler, who was taken to a New Orleans hospital, is not known at this time.

Faulk said the bodies were still in the complex about 11 p.m. He has not yet been able to go inside of the unit to retrieve or identify the bodies, he said.

“We are still waiting for search warrants,” he said.

De Nardo said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Crime Scene Unit is en route to do a forensic inspection of the home.

Sun Herald will update this story as more information is available.

Dwayne Bremer is a staff writer at Sea Coast Echo. Justin Mitchell is a digital producer at Sun Herald.

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