Southaven police launch homicide investigation after 14-year-old found dead

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — The Southaven Police Department is investigating after a teenager was found dead Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, dispatch received a call of a suspicious person lying on the ground next to a vehicle at the corner of Tuscany Way and Surrey Lane just before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

When they arrived, they found a 14-year-old male dead from a gunshot wound.

It's a shocking day for residents that describe the neighborhood as free of crime and violence.

"I bought this place in 1981. Never had any kind of problem. It's a quiet neighborhood," resident Earl Johnson said.

Police confirmed to WREG that this is being investigated as a homicide.

If you know anything call Southaven police.

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