The shooting happened shortly after midnight Friday morning in the 3100 block of Railroad Street.
Mike Vick, information officer for the Meridian Police Department, identified the victim as 33-year-old Omar Gowdy.
According to Vick, Gowdy was getting out of his car in his driveway when he was approached by three to four black men wearing hoods. Vick says a confrontation occurred between the men and Gowdy was shot.
Investigators were able to talk to Gowdy before he died; an investigation is ongoing in the case.
Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler confirmed Friday afternoon that the victim died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
If you have information about this case you are asked to call Meridian Police or Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.
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