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Police: Man shot, carjacked in drug deal gone bad

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Gulfport Police Department spokesman Sgt. Damon McDaniel said a drug deal gone bad led to a shooting that sent one man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Officials responded to the shooting at Brookestone Park Apartments on 28th Street and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his back.

Police say two men were negotiating a drug deal when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the back.

The suspect then fled the scene in the victim’s car. The vehicle was later found abandoned on 46th Avenue.

Officials described the suspect as an adult black male wearing a white T-shirt and a blue hat with white writing.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information on this crime, please contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959.

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