Harrison County

Man shot near Gulfport apartment complex dies, coroner confirms

Gulfport police leave Dolan Commons on Saturday afternoon after a man was found with a gunshot wound near the apartment complex.
Gulfport police leave Dolan Commons on Saturday afternoon after a man was found with a gunshot wound near the apartment complex. Sun Herald

GULFPORT -- A man died after being shot outside of an apartment complex on Saturday, officials said.

A man was shot on 31st Street near 24th Avenue on Saturday afternoon, Sgt. Damon McDaniel said. The area is near Dolan Commons Apartments. McDaniel broke the news on Twitter about 3 p.m.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove confirmed the man died from a gunshot wound, but he did not release the identity of the victim.

People who were outside of the apartment complex immediately after the shooting declined to comment.

This is the second fatal shooting in the city in three days.

A Wednesday night shooting near the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue left one man dead and two others injured.

Hargrove said Mitchell Weathersby, 54, was pronounced dead at Garden Park Hospital about 9:15 p.m.

"It was a pretty bad scene," McDaniel said. "We had three people with serious gunshot wounds that were all taken to area hospitals."

No arrests have been made in either shooting.

Sun Herald reporters Robin Fitzgerald, Jeff Clark and Wes Muller contributed to this report.

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