Police reported Sunday that a shooting at a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian, Mississippi, left two men dead and four other people injured.
According to The Biloxi Sun-Herald, shots were fired after a fight broke out in the crowd of 50,000, leaving the men, 29-year-old Carlos Bates, and 43-year-old Isaiah Major III, dead on the scene. One witness said she heard 12 shots in total.
The area is about 60 miles from New Orleans, and hosts one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in Mississippi every year. According to USA Today, Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks called the terror that followed the shooting “chaos.”