Anthony Qualls, 19, made his initial court appearance Tuesday in the Warren County Justice Court.
Qualls is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in connection with a shooting that occurred just after midnight Sunday, March 8. Two men and one woman were shot at a bonfire in the China Grove community.
The men, 22-year-old twin brothers, were transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson with gunshot wounds to their abdomens. The woman, 21, was shot in the leg and was treated at Merit Health River Region. All of the victims are Warren County residents. Their conditions are not known.
Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace indicated that the shooting may have been targeted to the brothers. It is unclear whether the woman was a target or was hit by a stray bullet. The sheriff has declined to release the names of the victims.
Judge James Jefferson set Qualls’ bond at $750,000. He is being held in the Warren County Jail and bound over to the grand jury.