Harrison County

16-year-old shot to death in Gulfport, officials confirm

Gulfport police confirmed the identity of the victim in a Saturday shooting in Gulfport.

Sgt. Clayton Fulks said Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the victim as 16-year-old Damien Thompson.

Officers responded to the 4000 block of Ponderosa Drive on about 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning after a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound, the Gulfport Police Department said on Twitter.

Around noon Saturday, Gulfport police tweeted the victim had died of his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. SunHerald.com will update readers with more information as it becomes available.