One man dead and a woman injured after a shooting in Kemper County

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Published: May. 22, 2022 at 2:38 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A late Saturday night shooting in Kemper County claimed the life of a man and injured a woman, Kemper County Sheriff James Moore told WTOK.

The details of the shooting are still under investigation and will be updated as they are made available. What we know right now is that, according to Kemper County coroner, Terry Bostick, the shooting happened on Highway 495 South. Sheriff Moore has also added that they are actively looking for three shooters.

Sheriff Moore said that the man was initially taken to John C. Stennis Hospital in DeKalb and was transferred to one of the Meridian hospitals where he passed away.

Moore added that the woman who was shot was hit in the leg was taken to a hospital in Jackson and has since been discharged.

Sheriff Moore asks the public to please call the Kemper County Sheriff’s Department at (601)-743-2255 with any information on this crime.

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