‘I’m really scared’: Neighbors react to shooting of 14-year-old in Biloxi home

One neighbor told us the neighborhood has always been safe. So safe that they have never felt the need to lock doors at night.
Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 9:16 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 1:57 PM CST
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - An update on the Sunday night shooting that left a 14-year-old wounded: Captain Goldsworthy with the Biloxi Police tells us the teen is alert and talking.

Police responded to the area of Highland Drive just after 9 p.m. to a report of shots fired. When they arrived on scene, they found a 14-year-old inside a house suffering from two gunshot wounds.

We’re told he was playing video games in the living room when the shots were fired into the house. Family says he was first hit by a bullet in the leg. Then, when he tried to stand up, he was shot in the chest.

We’re not yet sure if the situation was a drive-by or if someone was standing still shooting into the home.

The teen was transported via AMR to a nearby dog park on Popp’s Ferry Road, where they were loaded into a helicopter to be taken to a nearby hospital.

Highland Drive neighbors told us they were shocked to hear gun shots last night.

“I’m really scared. The little boy was in his house playing video games and got shot. Nobody is safe in there house anymore,” an anonymous neighbor said.

One neighbor told us the neighborhood has always been safe. So safe that they have never felt the need to lock doors at night.

“We didn’t know everything that was going on. We got outside and smoke cigarettes in all times of the night to smoke cigarettes and its quiet. We don’t even lock the doors sometimes, but now we will. We will be locking our doors now.”

This is an ongoing investigation by the Biloxi Police Department. We will work to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

If you have any information about the incident, please contact the Biloxi Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 228-435-6112, Biloxi Police Department Dispatch at 228-392-0641, Biloxi Police Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us, Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898, or submit a tip online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

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