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.