Officers of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office establish a perimeter around a home at West Holmes Street in Bayside Park after a shooting incident on Wednesday evening.

Officials from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday evening at West Holmes Street in Bayside Park.

Sheriff Ricky Adam confirmed that one person -- reportedly a 38-year-old man -- was seriously wounded and airlifted to a New Orleans hospital. Witnesses at the scene say they heard two gunshots.

At one point after the shooting, officers fired tear gas into a home on West Issaqueena just one street over from the crime scene, searching for a suspect who was believed to be hiding in the attic.

Officers were still looking for the suspect as of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Also assisting at the scene were representatives from the Bayside Park and Clermont Harbor fire departments.

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