UPDATE: Prentiss County authorities say man may have shot wife, himself

By NEMS Daily Journal

THRASHER – Prentiss County authorities say a shooting in the Thrasher community that left a man dead and his wife hospitalized in critical condition could have been a murder-suicide attempt.
Prentiss County Sheriff Tolar said deputies responded to a call that someone had been shot in the Thrasher Community at about 1:15 a.m.
He said upon arrival at the scene a 65-year-old woman Barbara McCoy of 59 CR 1040 was found with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Deputies also found the found the body of 72-year-old Edward McCoy at the same address.
Tolar said the man appeared to have suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound. He and the 65-year-old victim were married.
The woman was taken to the Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Corinth, where authorities say she is in critical condition but stable condition.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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