Bay St. Louis man identified as victim in Gulfport shooting

Gulfport Police are looking for a man wanted for questioning in a deadly shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon.
Updated: May. 9, 2019 at 12:31 PM CDT
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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - As police continue to ask questions and investigate Wednesday’s deadly shooting, authorities have identified the man who was killed.

Chief Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer confirmed that 20-year-old Delfred Lewis Jr. of Bay St. Louis died at 3:45 p.m. at Memorial Hospital from a single gunshot wound.

Gulfport Police released a statement Thursday morning asking the public for information on the whereabouts of another man who was wanted for questioning.

A Saturday night update from the police said he was no longer wanted in connection to the case and that officers had spoken with the man.

The shooting happened Wednesday just before 3 p.m. on 25th Street near Hewes Avenue. When officers arrived, they found Lewis suffering from a gunshot wound.

Around 2:53 p.m. Wednesday, Gulfport Police officers responded to the 600 block of 25th Street near Hewes Avenue.

This is the fifth murder scene Gulfport investigators have worked since February with a total of six victims.

Gulfport Police Department can be reached by calling 228-868-5959. Anonymous tips can also be made to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers online or by calling 877-787-5898.

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