Biloxi neighbors fed up with deadly shooting violence

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The name of the young man who was shot to death in Biloxi on Saturday night at Beauvoir Manor Apartments on Stennis Drive has been released. Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer said 18-year-old Paul Noble Jr., of Gulfport, died from multiple gunshots wounds.

According to Switzer, after Noble was shot, he was moved to a car in an attempt to get medical attention. Patrice Clark went to the neighborhood where Noble was killed and talked with residents who say they are fed up with the violence.

"My 9-year-old son came in and said, 'mama, someone got shot outside.' I kept asking him, 'you got be kidding me?' He said, 'no, Paul got shot'," Michelle Latham said.

Latham and her neighbor at Beauvoir Manor Apartments, Dallas Brossett, were still visibly upset, even shedding tears over a shooting that left an 18-year-old dead.

"I saw that boy two hours before he got killed," said Latham.

"I saw all these police cars and fire trucks, and I kept saying, 'what is going on, what is going on.' Somebody told me that some dude kicked the door in. Told the guy to come outside, and when he came outside they shot him. I don't know," Brossett said.

Biloxi police are still gathering evidence and clues to find the killers and a motive. Neighbors here admit it isn't the first time they have had to deal with violence in this area.

"No, this is about the fourth time," said Brossett.

"Drug selling, killing, robberies, burglary. It is not good for our kids to be out here," Latham said.

Now these ladies admit they fear for their lives and the people around them.

"I am 45, and I am terrified about what is going to happen. My kids see stuff every day," Latham said.

"I do wonder, when I open that door is something going to happen to me? Am I going to go back in the door again? We all live on a fixed income. What can we do? We don't have the money to go anywhere else, and any where you go it is like this," Brossett said.

The neighbors hope police beef up patrols and keep a closer eye on this area to help prevent senseless acts of violence like this from happening again.

"Clean it up. Clean it up before one of our kids ends up getting killed, because a bullet does not have a name," said Latham.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with more information regarding this incident should contact the Biloxi Police Department at (228) 392-0641 or call Crime Stoppers.

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