Victim identified as Gulfport police investigate overnight homicide

Victim identified as Gulfport police investigate overnight homicide

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man is dead after police responded to a shooting early Sunday morning.

Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer identified the victim as 23-year-old Shawn Taylor Jr.

Gulfport police responded to the area of New Haven Court and Klein Road Sunday around 12:46 a.m. to investigate a complaint about a firearm discharge.

Police said when they arrived, officers located a man in the 11900 block of Klein Road suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medical personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Gulfport police confirmed this incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Switzer said the victim will be taken to Jackson for an autopsy.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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