Shooting leaves Mississippi teenager dead, five others injured

Published 10:40 am Sunday, May 31, 2020

Mississippi police were investigating a shooting early Sunday that left one teenager dead and five other people injured.

Gulfport police report the shooting occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning to a gathering of more than 100 people.

Six people had been shot. Five had non-life threatening injuries, police report.

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Robert Tatum, 18, of Biloxi, was taken to a hospital with a single gunshot wound to the head.

Tatums died a few hours later, police report.

The shooting occurred near South Carolina Avenue and Polk Street.

Tatum’s body will be sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

Gulfport police ask that anyone with information about the shooting contact investigators at 228-868-5959 or the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.