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Waveland police looking for shooting suspect

Duffy died Sunday morning at the hospital. (Photo source: WLOX News) Duffy died Sunday morning at the hospital. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Investigators say when they arrived, the front door had been kicked in. (Photo source: WLOX News) Investigators say when they arrived, the front door had been kicked in. (Photo source: WLOX News)
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) -

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk has identified a Waveland man who was shot and killed early Sunday morning in his home.

Forty-two-year-old Jason Duffy of Waveland died in Memorial Hospital in Gulfport from a gunshot wound to the head, and now investigators are looking for the shooter.

When police arrived at the crime scene Sunday, they say they noticed something unusual.

"The front door was kicked in. I'm trying to find any other trace of evidence. I can't find anything," dispatchers said over the radio.

What police did find was Duffy inside of his home. His daughter, Erika Page got the news from a relative on Facebook.

"I thought they were crazy. I was like, 'No, uh uh'. My family is a little crazy so I was just like, 'No you're insane'," Page said.

Page says even when she arrived to her dad's house, the news still hadn't registered.

"Just kind of like, 'Nah. Nope, nope, nope, nope.' Didn't really believe it for a second and then just sitting here in the car, especially backing out and watching everything still it was pretty, pretty crazy I guess," Page said.

One thing that came to Page's mind as family and neighbors gathered around was the unborn grandchild her father wouldn't have the chance to meet.

"It's hard knowing that he's not going to be there for that, and he wanted to be there for that. He was actually really excited. You know, it was kind of like a second chance for us to get closer again," Page said.

As more evidence was gathered by police and investigators, the more reality set in. Not knowing who police are looking for is another reality, but Page is asking for anyone with information to come forward.

"Do what you would want your family to do. If this was your family, you'd want to know. Even if they can't prove it, you'd still want to have at least the idea of, 'hey, you took that from me. You took that from his future grandchild'. He wasn't a great person, but he was a person," Page pleaded.

If you have any information on this ongoing investigation you're asked to contact Waveland police at 228-255-9191.

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