Victim identified in Lamar Co. shooting

Victim identified in Lamar Co. shooting
1 injured in Lamar County shooting on Old Hwy 24./Photo credit: WDAM

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The victim in the Lamar County shooting has been identified as Beth Ann Marshall, 35, according to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem.

The death will be handled by the Forrest County Coroner's office, since the victim was pronounced dead in Forrest County at Forrest General Hospital.

The body will be sent to the State Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy to determine the manner of death.

Marshall died from her injures at a local hospital, according to Lamar County Coroner Cody Creel.

Lamar County deputies responded to the scene in the 1400 block of Old Highway 24 just before 9:30 a.m. and discovered Marshall suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

"The 36 year-old female was shot in the upper torso and transported by ambulance from the scene," Rigel said.

Rigel said at the time of the shooting there was one other person, a man, at the residence.

"He went next door and told a family member, which is a neighbor and they called 911," Rigel said. "The female was shot with a hunting rifle, and that was recovered from the scene by detectives."

Rigel said the man that was at the residence has been taken for questioning as part of the investigation.

Rigel added that no charges will be filed at this time pending the result of the autopsy from the State Crime Lab and the ongoing investigation.

"This was not something that was random, both people, the victim and other person knew one another, so we are working to determine if it was domestic related, accidental or whatever else at this time," Rigel said.