A man shot at Martin Luther King Park in Bay St. Louis last week has died from his injuries, according to Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk.
D'Ante Washington, 23, died at University Medical Center in New Orleans, according to a press release issued Monday morning by Bay St. Louis Police Chief Gary Ponthieux
Faulk said Washington likely died from the injuries he suffered from Wednesday's shooting -- an apparent gunshot to the head.
The New Orleans Coroner's Office is currently conducting an autopsy, Ponthieux said.
On Wednesday, police learned a shooting had taken place at Martin Luther King Park in Bay St. Louis after officers first responded to Ochsner Medical Center of Hancock for an adult male gunshot victim at around 7:25 p.m., Ponthieux said. A second man, Daquan "D.Q." Lewis, 23, was also shot but his injuries were not life-threatening, Ponthieux said. He was treated at North Shore Hospital in Slidell and later discharged.
Police secured the scene at the park on Washington Street and scoured the area, bagging evidence. Some units headed to a nearby area off Washington Street said to be in connection to the shooting where a large, older- model white sedan was found wrecked in a ditch. Police quickly taped off the scene and combed that area, as well.
Before either of those scenes could be cleared, another call came in of shots fired less than a mile away in a home located in the 200 block of Watts Street, just around the corner from the park. Witnesses said a family was inside the home when it was shot up, however no injuries were reported.
Bay police so far have questioned a Gulfport man, but no arrests were made, Ponthieux said.
The investigation into the deadly shooting is ongoing, police say.
If you have any information about either shooting, you are asked to contact Bay St. Louis authorities at 228-467-9222 or -- if you want to remain anonymous -- Crimestoppers at email@example.com or by telephone at 1-877-787-5898.