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One dead after Gulfport shooting

Gulfport Police Chief describes officer-involved shooting

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania describes the scene on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, where one of his officers encountered an armed man outside a pawn shop on U.S. 49. Shots were fired and the man was injured.
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Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania describes the scene on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, where one of his officers encountered an armed man outside a pawn shop on U.S. 49. Shots were fired and the man was injured.

One man is dead after a shooting in Gulfport this afternoon.

According to city police, authorities responded just before 3 p.m. to the 600 block of 25th Street.

Upon arrival, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The man was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries.

An investigation is ongoing.

About a dozen people have gathered to watch police. Most of the street is blocked off with crime scene tape.

Police said they do not believe the shooting poses a threat to the general safety of Gulfport residents.

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