UPDATE: Police investigating shooting that kills 12-year-old

BILOXI – Police are investigating the fatal shooting last night of a 12-year-old boy at a Biloxi apartment complex.

Harrison County coroner Gary Hargrove said Jerry Simmons Jr. was pronounced dead at Biloxi Regional at 8:55 p.m. Thursday.

Police responded to the shooting at the Biloxi Shore Apartments in the 200 block of Eisenhower Drive at 8:42 p.m. and were told the child was being transported to the hospital by private vehicle, Hargrove said.

SunHerald.com updates this story as information is available.