Police seeking information on early-morning shooting

GULFPORT – Police are asking anyone who may have information about a fatal shooting this morning to come forward.

Shots were fired shortly before 2 a.m. near Florida Avenue and Jefferson Street, Capt. Carl Gangemi said.

A man found in a car near a night club on Florida Avenue was pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel, he said. The man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, had been shot once, Gangemi said.

Witnesses are asked to call Gulfport Police at 868-5959.

Tips can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-877-787-5898. They can also be made by texting CSTIP plus message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at