Shooting Probe Underway

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A fatal shooting claimed the life of a woman in Chunky, Miss. at 113 Adams Street. Authorities were called there at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

"When we got there, we discovered that a 37-year-old white female, Kimberly Lewis, had been shot once in the chest with a 380 handgun," said Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight.

Lewis, who was reportedly from neighboring Clarke County, later died at Anderson Hospital in Meridian. An investigation continues into the motive.

"We feel like drugs were involved," Knight said. "In fact, we're almost positive that drugs were involved. To what extent and why the shooting took place, we're investigating that."

At the time of the shooting, Sheriff Knight said several people were inside the house. One person was taken into custody, awaiting possible charges.