October 9, 2023

Teen In Critical Condition After Shooting In Gulfport

Morgan Howard

According to the Gulfport Police Department, a teenager is in critical condition after a shooting on October 7.
At approximately 3:38 p.m., officers were patrolling near Ohio Avenue and Indiana Avenue when they heard multiple gunshots.
Officers headed toward the gunshots where they discovered a juvenile victim who had been shot.
Another officer observed a vehicle, occupied by three individuals, fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.
The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop when the vehicle crashed into a ditch and three suspects exited the vehicle.
The officer engaged one armed suspect who then dropped his rifle and fled on foot with a second suspect.
One of the suspects was taken into custody on scene. The two suspects that fled were later located and arrested without incident.
The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Charges will be forthcoming.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.

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