Itawamba County shooting victim hospitalized, incident still under investigation

By Adam Armour/The Itawamba County Times

A shooting in northeastern Itawamba County has resulted in one man being hospitalized in serious condition.

According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, authorities responded to a domestic disturbance call on 32580 Highway 25 North. Wednesday afternoon. After arriving on scene, deputies found one individual suffering from a .22 caliber gunshot wound to his neck.

The victim has been transported to the North Mississippi Medical Center where he is being treated for his injury. His condition is unknown at this time.

Although no arrests have been made at this time, Dickinson said deputies have taken one person of interest into custody. A second person was initially held on the scene, but the Sheriff said she will likely be released.

The Sheriff said the names of the victim and suspect are not being released at this time.

Dickinson said the suspect, if arrested, is looking at aggravated assault charges. The incident is still under investigation, however.

Adam Armour can be reached at 862-3141, by e-mailing adam.armour@journalinc.com or by visiting his blog at itawamba360.com.