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Homicide victims were shot

GULFPORT - Authorities early this evening confirmed the triple homicide victims found at Poolside Mobile Home Village on Tuesday each died of a gunshot wound.

Coroner Gary Hargrove said the shots were fired "prior to that date."

Police Chief Alan Weatherford said police did not receive any calls of shots fired in the neighborhood.

The bodies of the three victims were released to funeral homes today, the coroner said.

The police chief and the coroner both asked that anyone with information come forward to help identify a suspect and to help neighbors on 19th Avenue feel more secure.

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