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Man found shot on Highway 145

Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 4:26 PM CDT
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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Lauderdale County investigators are looking into a shooting that happened just before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says a man was shot in the leg on Highway 145 in front of Evangel Temple.

“We received several 911 calls indicating there was a black male laying ground that appeared to have been shot. Several individuals had stopped to aid this gentlemen,” Calhoun says. “We also got a call from an individual who indicated he had been in an altercation with someone.”

Calhoun says one person has been detained while investigators determine what took place. The victim has been transported to an area hospital.

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