32-year-old man murdered in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – 32-year-old Michael Banks of Gulfport died from a single gunshot wound to the chest according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove.

Gulfport Deputy Police Chief Leonard Papania said officers found Banks in the parking lot of the 25th Avenue Auto Zone around 6:30 Monday night.

Papania said officers believe Banks drove himself to that location, but was shot at another location. The car he used was found in the parking lot.

Banks was taken to Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Papania said Detectives are investigating the murder at this time.

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