On December 5, 2017 at 8:55 pm the Gulfport Police Department responded to the 13000 block of Artes Street in reference to a home invasion and shooting. The victim, 30 year old John Earl Kennedy III of Gulfport, was located inside of the home suffering from gunshot wounds. Kennedy succumbed to his injuries while on scene. Gulfport Police Crime Scene and Detective Units responded to process the scene.

This investigation is ongoing. There are no arrests 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.