A 17-year-old boy has been taken into custody after a 15-year-old girl was shot in the abdomen in Hancock County this afternoon.
According to Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam, the girl was found unresponsive at a home in the Bayside Park Community in Bay St. Louis around 2 p.m. Deputies began CPR to revive the girl, who was transported by AMR to an area hospital.
No word yet on a possible motive for this shooting.
News 25 spoke with Sheriff Ricky Adam around 7 p.m. this evening and he says that the girl was probably in surgery at the time of the call. “Yeah, there was a shooting this afternoon on Warrant Street in Bay St. Louis, actually in Bayside Park. It involved two juveniles. One was shot in the abdominal area and flown from here to UMC Hospital in New Orleans. I currently understand she is still in surgery and that is about all of the info we can release right now.”
The boy was at the Bayside home when deputies arrived.
No word on whether or not he is facing charges in connection with the shooting or if the two teens knew each other before the shooting occurred.
News 25 will continue to keep you up to date as we learn more.