Lauderdale County Shooting Victim Dies in Jackson Hospital

Lauderdale County, Miss. A Lauderdale County man has died in a Jackson hospital after being shot late Friday night.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says 27-year old Raphael Robert Taylor died at UMC in Jackson. Calhoun tells Newscenter 11 that Taylor was shot twice about 12:30 on Friday night. The shooting happened on Earl Haney Road, just off of Highway 19 South. Witnesses reported seeing a large, dark SUV leaving the area at the time of the shooting.

Calhoun says this case has turned into a murder investigation.