Two teens, aged 16 and 18, are killed and four injured with one listed as critical when a 19-year-old opened fire at Mississippi after-prom house party, just after midnight on Sunday
Cameron Everett Brand of Pass Christian, Mississippi, was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault and two counts of murder
Brand, 19, allegedly shot dead two high schoolers and severely injured four at a Mississippi house party on early Sunday
Footage from the party with attendees aged 15 to 18 years old showed the horrific mass shooting
The 18-year-old who hosted an after-prom party at her home said they were having a good time when the shooter launched his assault, then ‘just got in his car and left and went home’ after ‘he shot six innocent people’
De’Arreis ‘DD’ Smith, an 18-year-old senior, and Haeleigh Stamper, a 16-year-old female, both students of Hancock High School, were killed in the rampage, and four others were injured
Cameron Everett Brand, 19, of Pass Christian, was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault and two counts of murder
The alleged shooter, Cameron Everett Brand, 19, [photo] is charged with two counts murder and four counts aggravated assaulted, after shooting six people at a Mississippi house party, leaving two dead and four other teenagers injured, early Sunday morning
An estimated 60 to 70 students from Bay High School in Bay St. Louis and Hancock High School in Kiln, in southern Mississippi, were celebrating at an after prom party hosted by one of their mates early Sunday morning, when a gunman opened fire, killing two teenagers and injuring four others, one of whom is in critical condition.
Cameron Everett Brand, 19, was identified as the shooter that fired multiple rounds after midnight on Sunday in Bay St. Louis, along the Mississippi’s coast, about 29 miles west of Biloxi, The Biloxi Sun Herald reported.
Video from the incident showed multiple gunshots were fired in the incident.
The shooter then fled the scene and allegedly returned home. According to the teenage girl who hosted the after-prom party recounts, ‘We were having a good time until [Brand] started shooting,’ the 18-year-old said, adding he ‘just got in his car and left and went home’ after ‘he shot six innocent people.’
The teens killed in the shooting have been identified as De’Arreis ‘DD’ Smith, 18, [left], a senior at Hancock High School, and [left], Haeleigh Stamper, 16, another student at Hancock
Six students were shot and taken to area hospitals, one was listed in critical condition and three were in serious condition in the shooting’s immediate aftermath, officials said.
Two of the victims are students at Bay High School in Bay St. Louis. Four of the students attend Hancock High School in Kiln, 13 miles northwest of Bay St. Louis.
The fatalities have been identified as De’Arreis ‘DD’ Smith, 18, a senior at Hancock High School, and Haeleigh Stamper, a 16-year-old female, also a student at Hancock High.
After shooting six people with two dead, Brand [photo], according to witness accounts calmly ‘got into his car and drove away’. Brand who has a record of criminal behavior is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of murder, and held without bail
The house where the party was held is less than a mile from the Hollywood Casino.
None of the victims, all between 15 and 18 years old, had attended Bay High’s prom, which was held earlier Saturday night. Survivors were taken to the hospital by medical helicopter.
The suspect Cameron Brand, reportedly, had a criminal history prior to the shooting early Sunday morning.
His priors include carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and domestic violence by sexual assault, as well as a charge for violating a protection order
A witness said that the suspect came into the home and started shooting, sending the crowd scattering. Trails of blood could be seen outside the home on Sunday.
Officers from the Hancock County deputies secured the scene after the shooting that killed two and injured four teenagers in in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on Sunday
Police say they arrested Brand as the sole shooter at the party. It appeared the gunman had fled the scene after opening fire as officers said he was arrested at his home without incident.
He was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and two counts of murder. He is being held in a Mississippi jail without bail.
A motive has not been released and police have not said what led to the deadly encounter.
The Hancock County School District posted on social media after the shooting: ‘Our hearts are broken as we mourn the tragic loss of two Hancock High School students who were victims of the shooting in Bay St. Louis last night.
‘Our hearts are with their families, friends, and the school staff during this incredibly difficult time. Please keep them, along with the others who were injured from Hancock and Bay High Schools, in your thoughts and prayers.
‘To our students and staff, please know that there will be support services available at the high school tomorrow to help you through this.
‘Let us come together as a community to show our support and love during this difficult time.’