On December 20, 2017 at 4:14 am the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 1500 block of 20th Street in reference to a report of a shooting. Upon Officer arrival an adult male victim (identity withheld pending Coroner’s Office release) was located inside of a residence. The male was suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The shooting is being investigated as a murder.

Gulfport Police Crime Scene and Detective Units responded to process the scene.

This investigation is ongoing. There are no arrests or warrants at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898.