Coroner identifies victim in Gulfport shooting

A man killed in a shooting near Avenue C in Gulfport on Monday night has been identified.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said Anthony Lavern Oatis Jr., 30, died from a single gunshot wound. An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday.

Gulfport Police were called to the scene just before 7 p.m. about a car wreck. When officers arrived, however, they found that the driver died from gunshot wounds.

The car hit a light pole and knocked out power in the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

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