Moss Point investigating Thursday night shooting that left one dead

A 27-year-old man is dead and Moss Point Police are asking the public’s help to find those responsible.

According to a press release, Devonte Carson, 27, died of gunshot wounds at Singing River Hospital on Thursday night.

Officers were notified of a shooting victim at the hospital about 11 p.m. They also learned that the shooting took place in the 4900 block of Lilly Circle in the east area of the city.

Witnesses indicated that two people were driven to Lilly Circle in a dark-colored, possibly brown or tan, SUV by a female. Some of the witnesses also said the vehicle may have been a Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Two black males got out of the vehicle and approached the victim. A verbal argument escalated and the victim was shot.

Police said the shooter was described as a heavy-set, dark-skinned black male in his 40s. He was last see wearing a white T-shirt.

A motive for the shooting has not been determined.

Moss Point Police are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the people responsible for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Kim Snowden at Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1711 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898 or

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