1 dead, another in hospital in Marion shooting

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - One man is dead and another is in the hospital following a shooting in Marion County Thursday night. It happened shortly before 10 o'clock, at a car wash at the intersection of Arthur B. Johnson Lane and J.E. Brown Road in the Lampton Community.

The Marion County Sheriff's Department says 2 men were sitting in their car when they were shot. One victim was found dead in the vehicle. The other was transported by ambulance to a hospital outside of Marion County, where he's recovering from several gunshot wounds. He's listed in stable condition.

The names are being withheld until relatives are notified.

"We're following up several different leads now," said Marion County sheriff Berkley Hall. "We feel like we're going to make an arrest on this pretty soon," he said.

If you have any information about the shooting, call the Marion County Sheriff's Department at (601) 736-2711.

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