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Update: Man shot in Lakeshore said he’d been robbed, chief deputy says

A man shot early Wednesday while pulling a boat with his pickup truck in the Lakeshore community has died, officials said.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said Clifford Burke, 68, died on Wednesday from a gunshot wound.

The shooting was reported about 5:40 a.m. at Lakeshore Road and Pleasant Street, Chief Deputy Don Bass said. Burke was taken to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, where he died.

Burke’s truck was blocking the road and he flagged down someone who was coming or going from the boat launch, Bass said.

Before the Burke died, he said he had been robbed, Bass said.

It happened near Pinchers Seafood, just a few blocks from South Beach Boulevard, but had nothing to do with the business, Bass said.

SunHerald.com will update this report as details develop.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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