Crime

Man shot in Gulfport, police say

A man was shot Sunday afternoon in the 3100 block of 6th Avenue, police said.

The wounded man was being “transported for medical treatment,” the Gulfport Police Department tweeted shortly before 4:30 p.m.

The neighborhood, in the Brickyard Bayou area, is on a dead-end street just north of Pass Road.

The initial call for help was for a man with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Details were not immediately available from police, though the tweet said the victim was found wounded.

A man living nearby was working on a vehicle in his yard shortly after the shooting. He said he didn’t hear a shot fired.

“I heard kids (teens) running down the street screaming and I saw cop cars coming by three or four minutes later,” said the man, who asked not to be identified.

SunHerald.com will update this report when more details are available.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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