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Police: Suspect in Gulfport shooting considered armed and dangerous

Allen Christian Whitehead (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department) Allen Christian Whitehead (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department)
One person was transported by ambulance from the scene of the shooting. (Photo source: WLOX) One person was transported by ambulance from the scene of the shooting. (Photo source: WLOX)
The shooting took place on Pass Road near the Dirt Cheap store. That's a couple of blocks east of Hewes Avenue in Gulfport. (Photo source; WLOX) The shooting took place on Pass Road near the Dirt Cheap store. That's a couple of blocks east of Hewes Avenue in Gulfport. (Photo source; WLOX)
Gulfport police say the crime started on the 3100 block of F Avenue. (Photo source: WLOX) Gulfport police say the crime started on the 3100 block of F Avenue. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - We are learning more details about a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon in Gulfport on the 3100 block of F Avenue. 

Gulfport police Friday morning named 28-year-old Allen Christian Whitehead as a suspect in that shooting. Originally, Whitehead was wanted for questioning as a person of interest. He is now wanted for aggravated assault, and remains at large.  Gulfport police say Whitehead is armed and dangerous.


Witnesses heard gunshots around 4 p.m. Gulfport police say the crime started on 31st Street near F Avenue.

Witnesses at the scene say the altercation started off as a fight a couple of days ago. They said the two men did not like the way that fight ended, so another altercation started Thursday afternoon. That is when the shooting began.

Witnesses say the victim drove away after he was injured, and the shooter fired shots at his car. That is when the victim drove to the Dirt Cheap store and Pass Road and entered the business.

He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Gulfport police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said Whitehead was last seen driving a black Nissan Altima.

If you have any information about this crime, please call Gulfport police at 228-868-5959.

Stay with WLOX.com for the very latest details.

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