Man, 76, found shot dead in pickup at Bassfield

Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in Bassfield.

The body of a 76-year-old white male was found Tuesday night in the bed of a pickup truck parked in the middle of a field off Highway 42.

Officials say the man had been shot in the chest and a gun was found nearby.

The body has been taken to Jackson for an autopsy.

Authorities  say they're investigating the death. They're not ruling out suicide.