Gunfight kills man in Calhoun County
CALHOUN COUNTY – One man is dead and another is in a Northeast Mississippi hospital following a gunfight in rural Calhoun County Thursday night with one of the shooters pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour last year.
Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said officers were called to scene about 3-1/2 miles south of Slate Springs about 8:30 p.m. after an argument between Wayne Harris, of Slate Springs, and Chris McGonagill, of Calhoun City, resulted in about a dozen shots being fired.
Pollan said Harris had received a full pardon from Barbour on charges of the sale of marijuana.
“Harris was hit once in the leg and McGonagill was hit six times,” said Pollan.“I can’t give you a lot of information about this incident because we are still investigating exactly what happened.”
Pollan said McGonagill was taken to Calhoun County Health Center and a helicopter was dispatched to airlift him to The Med in Memphis. Pollan said the helicopter diverted to a hospital in Oxford when McGonagill’s condition worsened. Pollan said McGonagill was pronounced dead about midnight in Oxford.
Pollan said Harris was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center Thursday night. He said Harris was still in the hospital at noon Friday, but his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
Pollan said Harris apparently used a .22-cal. rifle in the shooting and McGonagill was armed with a 9 mm pistol. Pollan said the shooting occurred at a carpentry shop owned by McGonagill on Highway 9 south of Slate Springs.
Pollan said no charges had been filed as of noon Friday.
“We understand there were three other people at the scene at one time,” said Pollan. “We are not looking for anyone else and at this point we don’t think anyone else was involved.”
Pollan said he did not know what sparked the shooting.
“We are working on a motive,” said Pollan.
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