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Drive-by shooting suspect held

Police jailed one suspect after a driveby shooting Monday night and are trying to identify a second person..

J'Var Vontou Pope, 18, of Gulfport, was taken into custody after officers located a gold sport-utility vehicle believed to have left the scene of the shooting at the corner of Maple Court and Holly Circle. Two people were wounded.

Officers found the SUV at 33rd Avenue and 28th Street and two suspects fled. Police later arrested Pope on two counts of driveby shooting. He is held at the Harrison County jail on $200,000 bond.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the other suspect is asked to call Gulfport police at 868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

Sunherald.com will update this story as details become available.

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