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Police: Another arrest after Mississippi parade shooting

7 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, February 16 2016 Feb 16, 2016 February 16, 2016 6:01 AM February 16, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS.- Authorities say they've arrested a Gulfport woman in connection with a shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi that left two people dead and four others wounded.
Officials have arrested Sharon Johnson on a charge of hindering prosecution.
Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said in a release that Johnson removed and disposed of evidence at a Gulfport hospital on Feb. 7 while victims of the shooting in nearby Pass Christian were being treated. He says the evidence was relevant to the investigation.
Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks says eight people have now been arrested in connection with the shooting. The others weren't immediately identified.
Johnson is being held in a county jail in southern Mississippi. It's unclear if she has an attorney.

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