Coroner identifies man killed in Gulfport shooting

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the man who was killed in a Gulfport shooting Wednesday afternoon as Willie Taylor, 41, of Gulfport.

Hargrove said Taylor was transported to Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2:30 p.m.

Officials with the Gulfport Police Department said the shooting happened on 23rd Street, and they are still looking for suspects.

"We are actively searching for the individual that might be involved. We have no descriptions of suspects at this point," said Gulfport police Sgt. Damon McDaniel.

Hargrove said Taylor's cause of death will be released Thursday after an autopsy.

This is Gulfport's seventh homicide of 2014. This shooting and one other homicide case are still open at this time.

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