Two men, aged 29
and 43, were killed at the event in Pass Christian, a Gulf town
of 4,600 about 25 miles west of Biloxi, the Sun Herald newspaper
reported on its web site, citing the Harrison County Coroner.
Police responding to calls about a fight described arriving at a
scene of chaos, according to the report. Witnesses reported
hearing about a dozen shots fired in all.
Four people were reportedly being treated for gunshots wounds.
No arrests have been made and police were continuing their
Authorities had estimated some 50,000 people had turned out for
the afternoon Mardi Gras parade.
(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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