Officials: Man killed in early morning shooting

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - WLOX News has confirmed that a man was killed in an early morning shooting in Gulfport on Monday.

Officials with the Gulfport Police Department said officers responded to a shooting at William Bell Apartments shortly after 1 a.m.

Police Chief Leonard Papania said officers discovered 21-year-old Britton Owens, of Gulfport, dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head.

Papania said a motive for the shooting is not yet known, and the incident is still under investigation.

If you have any information related to this shooting you are asked to call the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

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