Teen dies from gunshot wound in Jones County

Teen dies from gunshot wound in Jones County
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said the shooting appears to be accidental, but the department is conducting a thorough investigation.

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a teenager died from a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators and deputies responded to a reported shooting at the Houston Road Apartments around 4 p.m.

A 17-year-old male was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said the shooting appears to be accidental, but the department is conducting a thorough investigation.

The name of the teen is not being released at this time.

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