Victim identified in fatal Gulfport shooting

Police are investigating a shooting in Gulfport Monday evening near C Avenue 32nd Street.
Police are investigating a shooting in Gulfport Monday evening near C Avenue 32nd Street.(WLOX)
Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 8:13 PM CDT
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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Police have identified the victim of a shooting in Gulfport Monday evening.

Anthony Lavern Oatis, Jr., age 30, died from a single gunshot wound, the coroner says.

Police confirmed the shooting happened around 7 p.m. near C Avenue 32nd Street. Sgt. Jason Ducre told WLOX that when officers arrived on scene, they located the deceased victim in a vehicle.

Detectives are currently investigating the incident, but the motive is unknown as of now. We will release more details as we receive them.

If you have any information about this incident, contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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