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Names released of those involved in Saturday’s gun store shootout

SHOOTOUT: Two people are dead and two are injured after a shootout occurred at a local gun store in the Henleyfield Community. Photo by Jeremy Pittari

SHOOTOUT: Two people are dead and two are injured after a shootout occurred at a local gun store in the Henleyfield Community.
Photo by Jeremy Pittari

Update 1-24-16 1:15 p.m.

The names of those involved in Saturday’s gun store shoot out in Henleyfield have been released.

Sheriff David Allison said the deceased include the owner of the gun store, 44-year-old Jason McClemore, and his son, 17-year-old Jacob McClemore.

The other two individuals were transported to nearby hospitals, one to a New Orleans medical center, the other to a hospital in Hattiesburg.

Allison said the other two individuals have been identified as 29-year-old Michael McCool and his father, 52-year-old Audy McCool, both of Carriere. As of 10:30 Saturday night, Michael was reported to be in stable condition in an ICU after undergoing surgery. An update on Audy’s condition was not immediately available, Allison said.

Allison said no charges have been pressed yet, but the investigation is still underway.

Original story below:

Two men are dead and two others were seriously injured after a dispute occurred at a local gun store over a $25 repair fee.

Pearl County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said the department responded to a call of a shoot out at a gun store in Henleyfield Saturday evening.

When investigators arrived they were told that earlier in the afternoon a man and his son came to the store to collect a gun they dropped off to be repaired. Tucker said that when the men found out there would be a $25 charge for a portion of the work, they became argumentative with the female owner of the store. The owner called her husband to come and deal with the disgruntled customers, who arrived a short time later with his son, Tucker said.

While the male owner and his son attempted to speak with the customers, the dispute escalated to the point of gun shots being exchanged from both sides, Tucker said. A father and son died from gunshot wounds exchanged in the altercation, while the other father and son were transported to a hospital by helicopter for treatment of serious injuries, Tucker said.