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Updated Article - An accidental shooting in Chickasaw County claimed the life of a 51-year-old man.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 11:52 AM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 4:24 PM

WOODLAND, Miss. (WTVA) - A fatal shooting in Chickasaw County has been ruled accidental. 

Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said the shooting happened overnight on County Road 83 in Woodland.

Coroner Michael Fowler said the man died of a gunshot wound to his side torso and he pronounced the man dead.

The coroner later identified the man as James Wayne Johnson, 51.

Fowler said Johnson lived on the road.

Editor's Note: This article was modified to include the shooting victim's name. 

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